What renewable energy resources does the City provide to my home?

About 40% of the energy delivered to all Bowling Green customers comes from a renewable resource (wind, solar, or hydro). As a comparison, 3% of generation in the State of Ohio came from a renewable resource in 2019 and 19% of generation in the United States came from a renewable resource in 2020. By law, the Board of Public Utilities and the Utilities Department is responsible for serving the electric needs of our entire community. Since the mid-1990's, Bowling Green has contracted to purchase energy from multiple generating projects.

Bowling Green has been a leader throughout the region in diversifying the sources of that electricity from traditional generating resources. When a customer installs rooftop solar, it is possible that the rooftop solar will offset a portion of the City's renewable energy resources. A customer's rooftop solar energy does not alleviate the City's obligation to purchase energy from other power supply contracts.

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1. What renewable energy resources does the City provide to my home?
2. Does the City offer options to increase the use of renewable energy for my house?
3. Are Bowling Green electric customers permitted to install rooftop solar?
4. What is the approval process to install rooftop solar?
5. Can I sell excess power generated from my rooftop solar panels back to the City?
6. Will I be able to rely on the City’s electric distribution service if my rooftop solar system is not generating enough power for my needs?
7. If I install rooftop solar, will my electric rate change?
8. Why does Rider E include an additional charge for rooftop solar customers?
9. Can I install a battery with my rooftop solar system?