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NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND estimated that more than 150,000 Rhode Island customers lost power this weekend due to the storm that rolled up the East Coast Friday and Saturday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Thousands still without power following weekend wallop

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 12,000 Rhode Island National Grid customers and more than 8,000 customers in Bristol County, Mass., were still without power as of...
A NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND van at Cranston and Bridgham streets in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

National Grid reduces rate hike proposal by $26M

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island has proposed to reduce a rate hike it seeks from gas and electricity customers by about $26 million...
A NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND van at Cranston and Bridgham streets in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

National Grid asked to recalculate $71M rate hike after tax reform

PROVIDENCE – In wake of the new federal tax law, state regulators are asking National Grid Rhode Island to recalculate a proposed rate increase...
A CAR HEADED SOUTH on Blackstone Boulevard Thursday as snow started to accumulate in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

As R.I. digs out and gets back to business, bitter cold...

PROVIDENCE – As streets were cleared Friday, Rhode Island and the rest of the Northeast are facing frigid temperatures and strong winds following the...

Blizzard conditions shut down RIPTA operations; power outages reported

PROVIDENCE - Thursday’s winter storm continues to shut down services in Rhode Island. The R.I. Public Transit Authority said suspended all service at 2 p.m. The...
A BLIZZARD WARNING remains in effect for southern Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts. / COURTESY NWS

Winter storm arrives with blizzard conditions

PROVIDENCE - A powerful Nor’easter reached New England Thursday, threatening snow accumulations of up to 18 inches in some locations, according to the National...
A RENDERING OF the proposed natural gas-powered electrical plant in Burrillville. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Who’s paying for Invenergy power plant?

A lawsuit filed this month by Invenergy Thermal Development LLC against National Grid Rhode Island and ISO New England is raising new questions for...

NatGrid rate plan criticized by state officials

National Grid Rhode Island’s Nov. 27 proposal to charge customers an additional $71.6 million each year evoked sharp criticism from state leaders. The complaint –...
BAD FOR BUSINESS: National Grid Rhode Island President Timothy F. Horan is facing growing public distrust of the utility following criticism from lawmakers and others over rate increases and storm response. PBN FILE PHOTO/­RUPERT WHITELEY

Poor planning, communication fueling distrust of NatGrid

It’s been a difficult second half of the year for National Grid Rhode Island. The state’s largest utility has had a bull’s eye on...

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