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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. 

News

  1. Solar Energy

    Here comes the sun: Farmers consider solar leasing

    Oct 7, 2019

    LONDON, Ohio — Ohio is rarely thought of as a sunny state, and never less so than in the last 12 months. Still, around the end of 2017, Eric Romich, Ohio State extension specialist for energy development, started getting calls from farmers about companies interested in leasing their land for solar energy projects.

    Just as when the oil-and-gas industry moved in years ago, some farmers are seeing a new income opportunity — but there are a lot of factors to consider before signing a lease.

  2. University sees sustainability improvements from energy partnership

    Aug 26, 2019

    University sees sustainability improvements from energy partnershipHighlights after two years include conservation measures, plans for new plant https://news.osu.edu/university-sees-sustainability-improvements-from-en....


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  3. Wind farm

    Work begins on $300M Scioto Ridge wind farm

    Jul 9, 2019

    Innogy, a German renewable energy company, has officially started work on a 250-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Hardin and Logan counties, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The $300-million Scioto Ridge wind farm “is expected to become operational before the end of 2020,” according to the article. With 75 wind turbines, the wind farm “will generate enough electricity for about 60,000 homes,” and will create approximately 150 construction jobs and 10 permanent jobs.