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Welcome to the Energize Ohio website! Energize Ohio is an OSU Extension Signature Program that is your source for non-biased, research-based information to address critical energy issues impacting Ohioans.

Current features of the site includes an overview of the energy development curriculum, an energy library with videos and downloadable materials, and a searchable database of energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives that can be filtered to meet your needs.

News

  1. Existing Infrastructure Ready to Support Electric Vehicles?

    Dec 4, 2018

    While, many regions already have sufficient electric generation capacity to charge electric vehicles (EVs) during off-peak hours, a rapid increase in EVs will likely increase electric demand.  However, the required investments may be smaller than it appears and fuel costs savings could offset infrastructure investments. 

  2. Data Centers Driving Demand for Renewable Energy Projects

    Nov 20, 2018

    Big data centers with high energy consumption are driving demand long-term contracts for renewable electricity.  As more devices are connected, the tech industry has become the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy.  Click here to read the full Bloomberg article, From Google to Facebook, Big Data Is Driving Green Energy Shift.

  3. DOE Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Program Supporting Research for Low-Cost Energy Storage Options

    Nov 9, 2018

    DOE funding supports new ideas to provide low-cost energy storage options. For example, one research team is filling silos with sand to store energy as heat and convert it to electricity when needed.  Click here to read full article, “Midwest researchers tap into low-cost, long-duration energy storage” by Andy Balaskovitz.