Should the state be able to fine National Grid Rhode Island for system failures?

GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO wants state lawmakers to grant authority for regulators to fine National Grid Rhode Island and other utilities for poor performance. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO wants state lawmakers to grant authority for regulators to fine National Grid Rhode Island and other utilities for poor performance. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says the state may be at a distinct disadvantage in trying to get National Grid Rhode Island to respond quicker to power outages and spend more on aging infrastructure. Unlike Massachusetts and other states, state lawmakers here have not granted authority for Rhode Island to fine utilities for poor performance or…

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