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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...
NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND has been named one of 30 finalists in the nation for the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Freedom Award. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

National Grid Rhode Island named finalist for Secretary of Defense Employer...

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island has been named a finalist for the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the Employer Support...
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....
NATIONAL GRID is donating $100,000 to support the American Red Cross disaster relief fund in the wake of recent winter weather events. Above, a National Grid Rhode Island van at Cranston and Bridgham streets in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

National Grid donates $100K to American Red Cross disaster relief

PROVIDENCE – National Grid, parent of the state’s largest utility, is donating $100,000 to support the American Red Cross disaster relief fund in the...
WINTER WONDERLAND? Tree-lined streets, such as Hopkins Hill Road in Coventry, look lovely with a cover of snow, but they can turn ugly when branches fall on overhead lines and interrupt power to homes and ­businesses.  / PBN PHOTO/
ROB BORKOWSKI

Beautiful, yes, but R.I.’s trees may need a little bit of...

Winter storms present a significant challenge for utilities, especially National Grid PLC here in southern New England. Keeping the power on is a difficult...
DAVID RILEY is co-chairman of the Friends of India Point Park. / COURTESY DAVID RILEY

Five Questions With: David Riley

David Riley is co-chairman of the Friends of India Point Park, which is leading a coalition trying to get National Grid to bury the...
THE MAJORITY OF the New England region was blanketed with at least 1 foot of snow from Tuesday’s nor’easter, with some communities in Rhode Island receiving more than 20 inches. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Business resumes in R.I., Bristol County, Mass., after third nor’easter

PROVIDENCE – Business as usual is returning to the area after Tuesday’s nor’easter dumped at least a foot of snow in some communities, keeping...
HOPKINS HILL ROAD in Coventry was beginning to be covered in snow despite the efforts of plow trucks early on Tuesday. The nor'easter that is hitting New England is still expected to dump upwards of a foot of show or more in the region. / PBN PHOTO/ROB BORKOWSKI

Raimondo, state officials urge safety as latest nor’easter commences

PROVIDENCE — Calling it a “very serious storm,” Gov. Gina M. Raimondo addressed the media at the R.I. Emergency Management Agency in Cranston Tuesday...
ALL OF RHODE ISLAND as well as Massachusetts and Connecticut are under a Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service, which expects 10-15 inches of snow to fall on the region, with localized accumulation of up to 18 inches. / COURTESY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Latest nor’easter set to dump 10-15 inches of snow on R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Mother Nature is targeting New England, once again.For the third time in less than two weeks, a significant nor’easter is expected to...
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