Renewable Resources

Based on present power supply commitments, Oberlin utility will have an 86% carbon neutral portfolio of energy sources by 2015, reducing community-wide emissions by approximately 50%. The following table lists the individual resources:

Power Supplies

Timeline

Reduction CO2e tons – annual

Belleville Hydro Project

1999-2050

8,182

New York Power Authority (NYPA)

1999-2030

1,986

Ohio Renewable Energy Services, LLC – Erie County LFG

2010-2022

3,615

AMPJV6 – Bowling Green Wind Project

1999-2030

360

Iberdrola Renewables Blue Creek Wind Project

2012-2022

1,440

Waste Management Renewable Energy, LLC – Mahoning & Geneva County LFG

2013-2027

44,365

AMP Hydro Phase I – Cannelton, Smithland, & Willow Island

2013-2080

9,319

AMP Hydro Phase II – Meldahl &Green-up

2014-2080

2,815

Spear Point Solar One, LLC Oberlin College Solar Field

2012-2036

2,270

Customer-Owned Solar 

1999- Ongoing

183

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Sustainable Reserve Program

Oberlin Municipal Light and Power System operates a Sustainable Reserve Program to provide funding for municipal electric services, programs and/or projects demonstrating energy efficiency, energy conservation, green-house gas emission reductions and/or the development of renewable generation projects. This program is funded with a portion of net proceeds realized from the sale of renewable energy credits. The program is governed by a set of guidelines adopted by Oberlin City Council and is designed to offer environmental, social and economic benefits to the City’s electric customers on a community-wide basis. For more information on the program, click on the link below.

Sustainable Reserve Program

Energy Education

OMLPS provides electrical safety training at Safety Town for pre-school children during the summer using the Hazard Hamlet display. We also distribute electrical safety information activity booklets for grades K-5 at the Oberlin Public Schools during Electrical Safety month in May.

OMLPS offers Energy Bike demonstrations to educate local school students and the general public. The energy bike has a variety of experiments which teach concepts of energy production and energy efficiency. Energy bike demonstrations can be arranged by contacting Doug McMillan, Energy Services Manager at 440-775-7286 or dmcmillan@omlps.org. 

For more information on Oberlin’s Environmental Strategies see Oberlin’s Climate Action Plan.