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Sources: Cincinnati, OH

With its proximity to Pennsylvania, the main source of energy for Cincinnati residents is coal. In fact, 80% of the state’s power plants are coal-fired plants. Ohio is a top 10 energy producing state in the nation and top 5 in retail energy sales. Natural gas production has grown significantly in the past decade by still accounts for less than ¼ of energy production. The remaining 20% of power plants in Ohio are nuclear power plants that contribute 16% of the total energy generation in the state. Wind is the biggest renewable energy source of solar and hydroelectric power also contributing. For more information on Cincinnati’s energy sources, see the graph below.

Sources for Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

    • Nearly 2/3 of the energy produced in Ohio comes from coal
    • Natural gas generation has increased significantly in OH over the past decade
    • Wind energy is the most abundant renewable energy source with hydroelectric and solar installations increasing in the past 5 years
    • There are 2 nuclear power plants in the state that supply 16% of the total energy generation in Ohio


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