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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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At Compare Electricity, we are dedicated to bringing you all the latest videos to keep you informed about Cincinnati’s energy usage and trends. In our latest video, we detail Ohio's energy usage compared to the rest of the Country. Over 32% of Ohio's energy usage comes from its large industrial sector with commercial and residential sector each account for a little over 20%. Ohio's residential energy usage is nearly the same as the national energy usage throughout the year. For more information, check out the video below.


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