Wind energy gains favor in Ohio

Wind energy generation in Ohio has jumped since 2008 with new wind turbine clusters.The American Wind Energy Association said that wind is responsible for nearly $775 million in investment in the state as of 2012. From 2008 until 2012, Ohio wind power generation went from 7.4 megawatts to 428 megawatts, or from enough to power 1,300 homes to more than 100,000 homes. The number of utility-size turbines went from five to 428.

In 2012, wind made up 0.8 percent of total energy production in the state, according to federal figures. As of 2012, coal supplied 67 percent of Ohio