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The owner of Brayton Point Power Station will shut down the 1,530-megawatt plant as planned by June 2017, despite ISO New England’s recent ruling that Brayton Point is critical for grid stability, Boston.com reported Monday. more
Utilidata Inc. will deploy its AdaptiVolt automated voltage and VAR optimization system on National Grid’s electric distribution circuits in Rhode Island for a pilot test of the technology, the company announced Jan. 22. more
Diesel futures rose for a third day as frigid weather across the U.S. Northeast boosted demand for heating fuel oil-fired power generation with supplies in the New York Harbor area at the lowest level in almost six years. more
(Updated, Jan. 22, 10:02 a.m.) Between 5 and 10 inches of snow covered most of the state Wednesday morning after the overnight accumulation from Winter Storm Janus caused a number of public offices to change their hours and forced transportation delays in Rhode Island. more
Environmental and regulatory leaders in Rhode Island said the state needs to step up its awareness of climate change and sea level rise, develop plans to deal with them, and then begin implementing them. more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded two Wetland Program Development Grants to Rhode Island out of 16 grants totaling $1.5 million for projects in New England, the EPA announced Tuesday. more
Construction has begun on a 2.7-megawatt solar field comprising 9,000 solar panels at an unused parcel of land across from Stonehill College’s main campus. more
ISO New England has rejected the request by Energy Capital Partners to shut down Brayton Point Power Station, claiming the 1,530-megawatt plant is critical to ensuring a reliable electricity supply to the region, the Boston Business Journal reported Thursday. more
As Rhode Islanders woke Friday morning to the aftermath of Winter Storm Hercules, local officials urged continued caution due to dangerous road conditions and freezing temperatures, with parking bans in effect across the state. more
Siemens AG, Europe’s biggest engineering company, agreed to supply turbines to the $2.6 billion Cape Wind project, the first offshore wind farm planned in the U.S. more
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