Energy Policy Drives Economic Development in Ohio

Panelists discussed how energy policy can drive economic development during the Midwestern Governors Association held in Columbus this week.

Jake Oster, Head of Energy Policy for Amazon, highlighted how his company is committed to using renewable energy and is developing a system to enable customers to more easily procure renewable power.

Panelist Dana Saucier, Senior Managing Director, JobsOhio, highlighted how competition is driving new energy industry investments in Ohio. He also highlighted the economic benefits to Ohio stemming from the abundance of natural gas in the region.

Moderator Asim Haque, Chairman, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, described how his agency has been working to prepare for significant grid modernization.

The governor celebrated the new natural gas power plants coming online in Ohio. 9/20/2018

Governor Kasich participated on an energy panel during the Midwestern Governors Association meeting this week. Kasich is the chair of the association.