The type of utility that provides for your electricity needs can have an impact on the choices you have when considering solar installations. As of 2021, community solar is currently possible in municipal or rural cooperative territories, but not in investor owned utility territories. Noted below are the utility types for utilities within the MORPC region.
Investor Owned Utility (IOU)
AEP Ohio, First Energy, Dayton Power & Light, Ohio Edison
Columbus Power, Westerville Electric
Rural Co-operative (Co-op):
South Central Power, The Energy Cooperative, Consolidated Cooperative, Licking Rural Electrification, Logan County Electric, Mid-Ohio Energy, Pioneer Electric, Union Rural Electric
If you have already identified the location desired for a solar installation (i.e. city hall), gather the information below. Your utility representative or benchmarking program can assist you if needed. If you have yet to identify an exact location, or are considering installations at multiple facilities, skip to the next section.
- Electricity Consumption (in kWh)
- Highest (Monthly)
- Lowest (Monthly)
- Total (Annual)
- Electricity Rate (in $/kWh)
- Demand Charges (if Applicable) (in $/kW)
- Note your electric utility provider and type of utility.
- If you have already identified a location, gather the electricity consumption and cost data noted above.