Amid rising energy costs, R.I. cities and towns look to buy their own electricity

SIX RHODE ISLAND cities and towns are set to launch the first-ever community electricity aggregation program in May, which is expected to offer lower prices and more energy from renewable sources for residents and small businesses. / AP FILE PHOTO/JOHN ANTCZAK
PROVIDENCE – In the face of staggering winter electric rates, a group of Rhode Island municipalities are entering the power procurement business in search of a better deal. The state’s first-ever ratepayer Community Electricity Aggregation programs are set to launch next May, automatically giving residents and small businesses in the six participating cities an alternative…

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