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The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (“Authority”) is the program administrator of the State of Ohio Solar Generation Fund Program, as prescribed in Amended House Bill 6 by the 133rd General Assembly and amended by House Bill 128 of the 134th General Assembly.
Operators of facilities approved to participate in the State of Ohio Solar Generation Fund Program will report to the Authority the number of megawatt hours (MWh) of generation produced. Reporting began on April 7, 2020 and will recur at the end of each quarter, for generation produced the preceding quarter, until January 2027. Pursuant to Section 3706.45 of the Ohio Revise Code and Section 3706-4-01 of the Ohio Administrative Code, the Authority has designated the Generation Attribute Tracking System (“GATS”) operated by PJM Environmental Information Services, Inc. (“PJM-EIS”) for purposes of validating the generation data, identifying and issuing solar energy credits, and accounting for the nine dollars per MWh payments.
At the March 23, 2020 board meeting, the Authority approved the recipients of the new Nuclear and Renewable Generation Fund, as prescribed in House Bill 6.
At the June 8, 2021 board meeting, the Authority approved additional recipients of the Solar Generation Fund as prescribed in House Bill 128.
All projects approved for the Solar Generation Fund are listed below:
Summary of Program Implementation:
The process utilized by the Authority to implement the program will include the following steps: