Ohio has 435 MW of wind installed, which is the lowest in the MWEC region. However, it also has over 37 MW of distributed wind, which is the third highest in the region. Ohio has a strong manufacturing sector, which can produce many renewable energy jobs, and it could host offshore wind projects if current technology improves.
In 2014, Ohio became the first state in the nation to freeze its RPS and energy efficiency standards. It also drastically increased setback requirements for large wind turbines.