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A REPORT included with National Grid's filing with R.I. DPUC estimates that the Revolution Wind farm, in tandem with the Connecticut Revolution Wind project and the Vineyard Wind project in Massachusetts, will have a net direct and indirect cost benefit of $91.6 million over more than 20 years. The Block Island Wind Farm is seen in the photograph. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Revolution Wind R.I. benefit projected to include Mass., Conn. projects too

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island says that its proposed contract with Ørsted US Offshore Wind and Eversource will have a net direct and...
FIVE NEWPORT RESTAURANTS have filed a lawsuit seeking damages from National Grid and Enbridge over the gas outage in Newport in January. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Newport restaurants sue National Grid for damages related to gas outage

NEWPORT – Five restaurants in Newport have filed a lawsuit against National Grid seeking restitution payments and punitive damages over the Newport gas outage,...
URGENT NEED: R.I. Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Carol Grant said the state is pursuing offshore wind and other clean- and renewable-energy sources with “a sense of urgency” in an effort to achieve a savings for the Rhode Island consumer, who is subject to the some of the nation’s highest electricity prices.
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‘Urgency’ grows for offshore wind projects

The stakes are rising fast in the fledgling offshore wind-energy industry, as companies jockey for position in the waters from Cape Cod to the...
SEN. DAWN EUER, D-Newport, left, and Rep. Lauren H. Carson, D-Newport, right, are calling for more information on the cause of the gas outage on Aquidneck Island from National Grid and Algonquin Gas Transmission Co.

Opinion: Public deserves answers about cause of gas crisis

The public has a right to know all of the available information when it comes to their safety. The crisis last week with the...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced the launch of a $1.45 million emergency loan fund for small businesses on Aquidneck Island directly impacted by the gas shutoff last week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I., National Grid announce aid for Aquidneck Island small businesses

NEWPORT – Rhode Island has created a $1.45 million loan fund for small businesses directly affected by the gas outage on Aquidneck Island, Gov....
NATIONAL GRID Rhode Island has completed phase 1 in its restoration of gas service to affected Newport customers and has begun repressurizing the gas zones that were shutdown. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

National Grid to repressurize Newport gas system in next step to...

NEWPORT – National Grid Rhode Island has completed the first phase in its efforts to restore gas service to Newport and began repressurizing the...
NATIONAL GRID provided updates Wednesday on efforts to restore gas service to impacted customers in Middletown and Newport. The Newport system is still in the process of being shut down customer by customer. The small Middletown system is in the process of being re-lit after successful reintroduction of gas pressure over the evening. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

National Grid provides update on gas restoration efforts

NEWPORT – On day three of the National Grid low-pressure gas service shutdown in Middletown and Newport, officials gathered to provide updates on the...
NATIONAL GRID has suspended gas service to 7,100 customers on Aquidneck Island following a low-pressure gas situation Monday. Since then, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has declared a state of emergency for Newport County and activated the National Guard to assist residents. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

State of emergency declared after 7.1K customers without gas service on...

NEWPORT – National Grid Rhode Island has suspended gas service to 7,100 gas customers due to a transmission supply issue, mostly in the city...
NEW ENGLAND POWER POOL, which represents National Grid Rhode Island and other utility companies in the region, is being pressured to open its proceedings to the public. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

New England energy industry group pressured to hold public meetings

PROVIDENCE – New England Power Pool, which represents utility companies in Rhode Island and throughout the region, is being pressured by a consumer advocacy...

Regulators approve winter rate hikes for NatGrid

WARWICK – State utility regulators on Aug. 27 voted to approve higher winter electricity rates, beginning in October, but this time the increases will...
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