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STATE ENERGY COMMISSIONER Carol Grant says the new Block Island Wind Farm, above, and the state’s energy-efficiency programs will help the state reach Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s goal of generating 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2020. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

Raimondo sets new energy goal for end of summer

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Monday that she has directed her energy team to collaborate with state utilities to issue a Request For...

R.I. leads nation in offshore, distributed wind in 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rhode Island led the nation in offshore and distributed wind in 2016, according to three wind-market reports released Aug. 8 by...
BLOCK ISLAND Power Co. line worker Jim Stockman closes the circuit breaker, re-energizing the substation. On Monday, the Block Island Power Co. shut down its diesel-generating plant to transfer the island’s electrical system to Deepwater Wind LLC’s Block Island Wind Farm and National Grid’s Sea2Shore submarine cable. / COURTESY BLOCK ISLAND POWER CO.

B.I. electrical system transfers to Deepwater’s Block Island Wind Farm

BLOCK ISLAND – In the pre-dawn hours on Monday, Block Island went dark – on purpose.The Block Island Power Co. shut down its diesel-generating...
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