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OSU Extension Energy Outreach Program

Welcome to Energize Ohio!  The work presented here is a compilation of the OSU Extension Energy Outreach Program (OSUEEOP) and the Energize Ohio OSU Extension Signature Program, both are a source for non-biased, research-based information addressing Ohio’s evolving energy landscape and critical energy issues impacting Ohioans.  The OSU Extension Energy Outreach Program team meets monthly to discuss ongoing energy trends, programming and learn from an invited guest speakers who present on current energy issues impacting Ohio.  Click here to review a recording of past programs. 

The energy library has a wide variety of energy programs and resources including fact sheets, bulletins and videos. A searchable database of energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives can also be filtered to meet individual needs. 

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  1. 2020 LEASING YOUR LAND FOR SHALE AND SOLAR WEBINARS

    2020 LEASING YOUR LAND FOR SHALE AND SOLAR WEBINAR RECORDINGS AVAILABLE

    Jun 5, 2020

    2020 LEASING YOUR LAND FOR SHALE AND SOLAR WEBINAR RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE

  2. Investment in Ohio natural gas power plants tops $15 billion

    Mar 26, 2020

    In recent years, Ohio “has seen proposals for nearly a dozen new natural gas-fired power plants representing more than 9,200 megawatts [MW] and more than $15 billion in investments,” energyindepth.org reports. Plants that are currently operational include the 955-MW Oregon Energy Center, representing $880 million in investment; the 908-MW Oregon Clean Energy Center, representing $800 million in investment; and Carroll County Energy, with another $800 million in investment.

  3. OSU Extension specialists explain solar farm leasing for landowners

    Feb 27, 2020

    What do farm landowners need to understand about the solar leasing process? As solar energy companies have “approached several landowners in Madison County” in recent months, asking to lease their land, Ohio State University Extension is hoping to help answer that question, Columbus Messenger reports. Lower solar construction costs and a change in solar energy policy is prompting investors to rush to get projects started; two solar farm projects in Madison County are currently in the pre-application process with the State of Ohio, according to the article.