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National Grid customers could see 7.3% increase in gas bills

PROVIDENCE - National Grid Rhode Island customers already feeling the burn of higher winter heating costs could see their bills go up again in...

National Grid proposes 16% increase in electricity rates for winter season

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island customers would see their electricity bills rise by 16% on average this winter over current summer rates and...

R.I. utilities regulators approve natural gas rate increases

WARWICK (AP) – Rhode Island utilities regulators have approved an increase in National Grid Rhode Island's natural gas rates, but because of the ongoing...
THE R.I. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION has approved the Block Island Utility District’s energy efficiency plan. / COURTESY BLOCK ISLAND UTILITY DISTRICT

Block Island energy efficiency plan approved

NEW SHOREHAM – Block Island, known for hosting the nation’s first offshore wind farm, has taken another step toward becoming more energy efficient. On Tuesday,...
NICHOLAS S. UCCI has been named as R.I. Energy Commissioner, subject to approval from the R.I. Senate. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo names three to energy leadership positions

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Friday named her choices for three top energy positions, including Nicholas S. Ucci for state energy commissioner. All...
NATIONAL GRID Rhode Island will raise electricity supply rates for the six-month winter season beginning Oct. 1, after state regulators approved the increases Wednesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

State regulators approve winter electricity rate increases

WARWICK – Rhode Island regulators Wednesday approved a package of residential, commercial and industrial electricity rate increases for the winter as requested by National...

Is the smallest state in the union easily influenced by small...

One of the good things about Rhode Island’s small size is the ease of making connections. Things can get done in the blink of...
LAURA S. OLTON has withdrawn her name for consideration to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Olton withdraws from consideration to head the PUC

PROVIDENCE – Laura S. Olton has withdrawn her name from consideration to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office confirmed...
NATIONAL GRID has agreed to rebate $7.9 million to ratepayers as the result of a settlement with the state over over-collections that occurred after the 2017 corporate tax rate cut. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

National Grid signs settlement to return $7.9M to ratepayers related to...

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island signed a settlement to reimburse ratepayers $7.9 million related to rate overcollection following federal corporate tax rate cuts...
STATE OFFICIALS are scheduled to take a final vote in June on Invenergy Thermal Development LLC's proposed 1,080-megawatt power plant in Burrillville . / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Final decision on proposed Burrillville power plant set for June

WARWICK – A decision that’s been several years in the making is finally scheduled to happen in June. The state Energy Facility Siting Board is...

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