Sources: Columbus, OH
The primary fuel sources of electricity in Columbus is coal. 8 out of the 10 power plants in Ohio are coal-fired plants. The other two plants are nuclear power plants that supply 16% of the energy generation. Natural gas has increased significantly in the last decade but still accounts for less than a 1.4 of energy generation in OH. Wind energy supplies the majority of renewable energy in Ohio. As of 2016, 34 wind farms were online that generate over 550 megawatts of renewable energy. For more information on Columbus energy sources, see the graph below
Sources for Columbus, OH
Columbus, 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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