Ohio’s electric cooperatives purchase electricity from Buckeye Power. Renewable energy credits (RECs) for EnviroWatts come from Buckeye Power’s portfolio of renewable energy resources.
Buckeye Power’s portfolio includes a purchased power agreement for 30 megawatts (MW) of wind generation from an Iowa wind farm. It also includes three anaerobic biodigesters at a Williams County dairy, Mercer County poultry farm and a Morrow County hog farm. Combined, more than 3 MW of green power can be produced from the methane in the animal waste. Methane from landfills in Hancock and Perry Counties produce up to 9.6 MW of electricity. Buckeye Power also has a 55 MW entitlement from the New York Power Authority for hydropower from the Niagara and St. Lawrence Rivers.