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ELECTRIC EYE: A series of numbers and symbols on a board depict a real-time simulation of the region's power grid. The board tells ISO New England how much electricity is needed versus how much is being produced across New England. The independent nonprofit, based in Holyoke, Mass., oversees day-to-day operations of the region's bulk power system. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

ISO New England secures generation surplus for region’s electricity needs

PROVIDENCE – Regional regulators are confident New Englanders should be able to keep the lights on in 2021-2022 after a forward-looking auction last week...
A RENDERING of the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY

Power plant debate gets personal

In 2015, the proposal to build a new, gas-fired power plant in Burrillville was announced with budding optimism amid rising energy prices.Despite concerns raised...
A RENDERING of the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Hearing on possible suspension of Burrillville power plant canceled

PROVIDENCE – State regulators have canceled an upcoming hearing on whether to suspend Invenergy Thermal Development LLC’s application to build a power plant in...

Kilmartin denounces Invenergy power plant

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin on Friday denounced a proposed power plant in Burrillville, saying it’s unneeded and bad for the economy...
THE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was created to protect human health and the environment. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA announces clean diesel award for R.I., Block Island Ferry

PROVIDENCE – The Environmental Protection Agency’s awarded Rhode Island $224,837 to reduce diesel emissions through the annual Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding, the EPA...

EFSB postpones Burrillville power plant decision another 90 days

WARWICK – The R.I. Energy Facilities Siting Board has agreed to postpone for another 90 days the application process for the Clear River Energy...
INVENERGY has reached an agree ment with the Narragansett Indian Tribe and Benn Water & Heavy Transport to act as secondary suppliers for its proposed Burrillville powerplant. / COURTESY INVENERGY

Invenergy reaches deal with Narragansett Indian Tribe for water supply

BURRILLVILLE – Invenergy Thermal Development LLC reached deals Thursday with the Narragansett Indian Tribe and Benn Water & Heavy Transport to satisfy the company’s...
BEYOND BUSINESS: Associate Justice Brian P. Stern worked in the public sector before being appointed to the bench. Although he was named in 2011 to oversee the business calendar for Kent, Newport and Washington counties, he still presides over some criminal matters, including murders, outside of the business calendar. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A 2001 court experiment in R.I. has paid off with speedier...

When Michael P. Fiore died ­powerboat racing in August 2014, his boat-building company quickly started falling apart.Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats Ltd., based in Bristol, owed...
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