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PPL Foundation awards $232K to 17 local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – The PPL Foundation, the fundraising arm of Rhode Island Energy’s parent company PPL Corp., recently awarded $232,400 to 17 local nonprofits, including...
RHODE ISLAND ENERGY President Greg Cornett, left, signs a renewable energy research partnership agreement alongside University of Rhode Island President Marc B. Parlange between the university and the energy company. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. Energy, URI partner on renewable energy research initiatives

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island and the largest energy supplier in the state are partnering to help move forward vital research...

Cornett named president of Rhode Island Energy

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island Energy will see a change in leadership next month. Greg Cornett, a 25-year utility industry veteran, was named president of Rhode...

Rhode Island Energy parent awards $205K to 18 local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Eighteen local nonprofits became the beneficiaries of $205,000 in total grants awarded by the PPL Foundation, the nonprofit funding division of PPL...
ELECTRICITY CUSTOMERS in Rhode Island and Massachusetts have seen rates skyrocket in recent years in part because of the region's reliance on natural gas to produce electricity, but the rates in both states have differed greatly at times. / / AP FILE PHOTO

Purchase power of utility companies on display in R.I., Mass.

Rhode Island electricity users who will see their rates remain about the same compared with last winter's rates might be looking with envy into...

Rhode Island Energy approved for $290M in infrastructure upgrades

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Energy on Thursday gained regulatory approval for $290 million for its proposed Electric Infrastructure, Safety, and Reliability infrastructure upgrades.  The R.I....
AMPED UP: Zachary Cobb, left, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence vice president of services, and Steven Ilmrud, vice president of operations, demonstrate one of the charging stations at the North Kingstown company that are part of the company’s ambitious plans to offset the emissions it produces with renewable energy or credits by 2030. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

LOST IN EMISSIONS: Businesses befuddled by state’s net-zero goals

So far, the 10 electric vehicle charging stations tucked away in the corner of the 200-space parking lot at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Inc. haven’t...

Households struggle as utility rate relief legislation stalls

A $54 energy bill rebate might not seem like much. But for Erika Gonzalez, every little bit helps.  Especially this year, with record rate hikes...

Neronha challenges Rhode Island Energy’s proposed natural gas rate increase

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Energy is seeking a rate increase on natural gas from the R.I. Public Utilities Commission, citing increased expenses and planned...
POWERS THAT BE: Peter Kaczmarek, president of Mearthane Products Corp. in Cranston, has decided to add rooftop solar panels to his facility in part because of concerns about increasing electricity rates in the region. 
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Firms fret about how big their power bills will grow

The massive milling machines and grinders used to make Hindley Manufacturing Co.’s signature wire hardware are power hungry, so it’s no surprise that President...
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