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UMass Dartmouth installs largest public battery storage system in Massachusetts

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recently flipped the switch on the largest public battery storage system in Massachusetts.The 520-kilowatt system – installed...

Let businesses tap virtual net metering

For years, Rhode Island’s business community has been raising alarms over rising electricity costs and their impact on our ability to hire more workers...
THE MASS. DPU has approved the power purchase agreements between the Vineyard Wind project and electric distributors in Massachusetts. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Mass. DPU approves Vineyard Wind PPA

PROVIDENCE – The Mass. Department of Public Utilities approved both power purchase agreements between distribution companies and Vineyard Wind LLC Tuesday, taking the state...

Energy-efficiency bill could generate savings for R.I.

To the Editor,When it comes to saving money, energy-efficiency standards might not be top of mind. But it’s a commonsense solution that can deliver...

Still a place for natural gas in R.I.

Despite the considerable promise of solar, wind and other renewable-energy sources to significantly broaden the state’s power portfolio, Rhode Island’s heavy reliance on natural...

New R.I. wind project expected to create 800 construction jobs, 50...

PROVIDENCE – The Revolution Wind project is expected to create 50 permanent jobs for Rhode Island and 800 direct construction jobs, Gov. Gina M....
DEEPWATER WIND was selected by Rhode Island to build a 400 megawatt wind farm based on the company's response to a Massachusetts RFP. Massachusetts selected Vineyard Wind for an 800 megawatt project. / COURTESY DEEPWATER WIND

R.I. selects Deepwater for 400 MW wind farm

PROVIDENCE – Deepwater Wind LLC has been selected by Rhode Island to build a 400-megawatt offshore wind farm called the Revolution Wind project, which...
THE R.I. DIVISION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS has asked National Grid Rhode Island to pare its proposed rate increase by 75.2 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/STEVE HOCKSTEIN

R.I. wants 75% cut to National Grid proposed rate hike

PROVIDENCE – State regulators have proposed cutting a $45.8 million annual increase to National Grid Rhode Island gas and electricity rates by 75.2 percent.The...
PREVIEWING A DPUC REPORT, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was critical of National Grid's performance in the wake of a late October storm that left hundreds of thousands of Rhode Islanders in the dark. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

‘Rhode Islanders deserve better’ than National Grid’s recent performance, says Raimondo

PROVIDENCE – Previewing a forthcoming report detailing the performance of National Grid PLC in the wake of a particularly damaging October 2017 storm, Gov....
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...
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