Renewables

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Buckeye Power’s solar energy research project at Butler Rural Electric Cooperative in Oxford, Ohio

Buckeye Power and its 24 member co-ops are invested in safe, reliable, affordable and economically sustainable power production that is also environmentally responsible.

Ohio’s co-ops take a balanced approach to renewable energy. While we continue to support and utilize affordable coal-fired generation for the bulk of our power, Buckeye Power’s renewable energy portfolio reflects our ongoing interest in solar, wind, biomass and hydropower resources that align with our key priority of delivering reliable power to our co-ops at the lowest possible cost.

Buckeye Power is also committed to researching the effectiveness of renewable energy. Our renewable energy demonstration projects — a wind turbine at Indian Lake High School in Logan County and a solar panel at Butler Rural Electric Cooperative — provide educational opportunities for students and the public while helping build a performance database for evaluating the efficiency and return on investment of small distributed generation systems.

RENEWABLE CAPACITY

Bridgewater Dairy

Manure produced by the cows at this Williams County dairy is collected in an anaerobic digester, where methane gas is produced. The methane gas is used to power generators capable of producing up to 1.2 megawatts of electricity.

Ringler Farm

This Morrow County operation collects the manure from 7,000 hogs in an anaerobic digester to produce methane gas. The site is capable of producing up to 850 kilowatts of electricity.

Wenning Poultry

The manure produced by hens at this egg operation in Mercer County is collected in an anaerobic digester. The methane gas produced is used to power generators capable of producing up to 1.8 megawatts of electricity.

Hancock County Landfill

The methane gas from decaying garbage is collected and used to power generators capable of producing up to 3.2 megawatts of electricity.

Perry County Suburban Landfill

The methane gas at this Perry County site is collected and used to power generators capable of producing up to 6.4 megawatts of electricity.

Story County Wind Energy Center

Buckeye Power has a purchase power agreement for 30 megawatts of electricity from this central Iowa wind farm.

New York Power Authority Hydropower

Buckeye Power has a 55-megawatt entitlement from the New York Power Authority, primarily generating power from the Niagara (90 percent) and St. Lawrence rivers.