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MORE electric-vehicle charging stations like this one will help Rhode Island meet environmental goals, said Kevin Miller of ChargePoint, a California-based manufacturer. / COURTESY CHARGEPOINT

ChargePoint backs National Grid Rhode Island electric-vehicle proposal

PROVIDENCE – With public comment beginning on National Grid Rhode Island’s electric-vehicle or EV, charging proposal on June 19 for Rhode Island, the plan...
NATIONAL GRID HAS SUBMITTED a new, rate request to the PUC that would added $48.1 million to ratepayer bills over three years. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

National Grid’s revised rate request seeks $48.1M more from ratepayers over...

WARWICK – National Grid Rhode Island has submitted a proposed settlement agreement in response to a request of the R.I. Public Utilities Commission to...
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...
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