The City of Oberlin encourages and welcomes community input regarding the use of Sustainable Reserve Program funds for municipal electric services, programs and/or projects demonstrating energy efficiency, energy conservation, green-house gas emission reductions and renewable generation development. Any Oberlin citizen may submit proposed ideas/suggestions on services, programs or projects that support Sustainable Reserve Program goals and comply with Sustainable Reserve Program guidelines. To submit ideas/suggestions contact Doug McMillan, OMLPS Director at (440) 775-7261 or

Below are several documents from City of Oberlin residents offering suggestions on possible uses for net Renewable Energy Credit (REC) proceeds.

Suggested Uses (In no particular order):

Below are letters (in no particular order) from City of Oberlin electric customers regarding net Renewable Energy Credit (REC) proceeds:

Below are Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and Oberlin Municipal Light and Power System (OMLPS) Recommendations:

Net REC proceeds are funds paid into the municipal electric system, and therefore must be used for purposes relating to the operation of the municipal electric system, as required by the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). It is important to note that the City has not reviewed the suggested uses of net REC proceeds below to determine compliance with the Ohio Revised Code (ORC).