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National Grid proposes small increase in winter electricity rates

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island residents and businesses would again see their electric rates go up this winter, although they won’t be paying as much...

National Grid proposes small increase in winter electricity rates

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island residents and businesses would again see their electric bills go up this winter, although they won't be paying as much...
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE on Monday unveiled plans to conduct a competitive bidding process for an energy supplier under a bundled plan that would cut costs and increase renewable energy usage. The city currently utilizes National Grid’s electricity supply. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MARK S. MURPHY

Providence unveils plans for bundling energy use under new supplier

PROVIDENCE – Providence residents and business owners could see their electricity bills drop under a new Community Choice Aggregation Plan unveiled on Monday. The proposal,...
THE R.I. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION on Monday voted to extend its decision halting utility company shutoffs through April 15, impacting companies such as National Grid Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

R.I. Public Utilities Commission suspends collection activities

WARWICK – The R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Monday voted to temporarily suspend all collection activities for state-regulated utility companies. The decision, made in an...
LARGEST WIND FARM: Green Development owns the turbines that make up Rhode Island’s largest wind farm, the $100 million, seven-turbine project in Johnston, which generates 21 megawatts. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

While delays have hampered offshore wind, land-based turbines loom large in...

(Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the challenges and opportunities of solar- and wind-farm development in Rhode Island and...
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: David Lamb, assistant director of facilities services and utilities for the University of Rhode Island, at a solar array built on the former West Kingston landfill site in South Kingstown. Lamb says the project is the best of both worlds – development of clean energy that helps the state reduce its reliance on fossil fuels without sacrificing the carbon absorption and wildlife habitat benefits of trees. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

URI official: ‘No downside’ to consortium’s 46-MW project

Tucked behind a half-filled student parking lot, partially obscured by chain-link fencing, acres of solar panels are quietly powering a new future for the...

National Grid customers to see electricity bills drop beginning April 1

WARWICK – Rhode Island residents and businesses will see their monthly electricity bills drop significantly beginning April 1. The R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Feb....

PUC approves financial incentive for solar canopies on parking lots

WARWICK – Rhode Island will soon begin offering an extra financial incentive to commercial solar developers who build their ground-mounted canopies over parking lots. The...

R.I. utility companies to buy 50MW of power from Conn. solar...

PROVIDENCE – All three Rhode Island electric companies will share in the power generated by a Connecticut solar development under an agreement announced by...
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Five Questions With: Terry Sobolewski

Terry Sobolewski | President, National Grid Rhode Island 1. What’s been your greatest challenge since taking the job? I think the greatest challenge we...

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