Generation Mix

Buckeye Power, Inc. (BPI) is Ohio’s generation and transmission cooperative and our power provider. 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.
 

Base-load Assets

Buckeye Power’s base-load generation assets serve the day-to-day needs of Ohio’s cooperative members. These facilities are best-in-class, outfitted with state-of-the-art environmental controls.


Cardinal Station in Brilliant, Ohio

Coal-fired power plant; 1,230 megawatts of capacity
 

Clifty Creek and Kyger Creek Plants - Ohio Valley Electric Corporation

Coal-fired power plants; 434 megawatts of combined capacity



Peaking Facilities

Buckeye Power’s natural gas-fueled peaking facilities serve Ohio cooperative members on the coldest and hottest days of the year.
 

Robert P. Mone Plant in Convoy, Ohio

Natural gas peaking plant; 510 megawatts of capacity
 

Greenville Generating Station in Greenville, Ohio

Natural gas peaking plant; 200 megawatts of capacity



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.