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NATIONAL GRID, Rhode Island's largest power supplier, and natural gas pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. were cited in a state report Wednesday for faulty actions that led to January's natural gas outage and emergency on Aquidneck Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

National Grid, Enbridge faulted for January’s natural gas emergency

WARWICK – State and federal regulators on Wednesday blamed utility giants National Grid Rhode Island and Enbridge Inc. for equipment failures that caused January’s...

Raimondo, McKee urge passage of utility reform bill following Newport gas...

NEWPORT – Following a multiday gas-service interruption on Aquidneck Island in January that left thousands without heat, legislation has been proposed to allow the...
TESTIMONY was filed to the Public Utilities Commission Friday supporting the power purchase agreement between National Grid Rhode Island and Orsted US Offshore Wind. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

More testimony filed on proposed R.I. Revolution Wind power contract

PROVIDENCE – A series of pre-filed testimony on the power purchase agreement between National Grid Rhode Island and Orsted US Offshore Wind for the...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Public Utilities and Carriers has opened an investigative docket into Interstate Navigation's plans to build a 500-passenger high-speed ferry. / COURTESY BLOCK ISLAND TOURISM COUNCIL

DPUC to investigate Interstate Navigation’s new ferry plans

WARWICK – The R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers on Friday opened an investigative docket to look into the “needs and appropriateness” of...

R.I. joins multistate electricity-planning task force

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is one of 15 states to represent the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the National Association of State...
THE R.I. DIVISION of Public Utilities and Carriers has denied Interstate Navigation Co.'s request for approval to finance a new 500-passenger fast ferry to Block Island. / COURTESY BLOCK ISLAND TOURISM COUNCIL

DPUC denies Interstate Navigation’s request to finance construction of new ferry

WARWICK – Significant questions about timing and inconsistencies in Interstate Navigation Co.’s arguments over the needs of additional fast-ferry service to Block Island prompted...
INTERSTATE NAVIGATION is seeking approval from the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to borrow $8.5 million from The Washington Trust Co. to finance the construction of a new fast ferry. The hearing is scheduled for Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Interstate Navigation seeks approval to finance construction of new ferry

WARWICK – The R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers will hold a public hearing Thursday at 10 a.m. at its office, 89 Jefferson...
THE R.I. DIVISION of Public Utilities and Carriers has found “insufficient cause” to revisit the docking questions raised by the town of New Shoreham over the proposed facility at Old Harbor for Rhode Island Fast Ferry. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

DPUC denies attempt to revisit Block Island Fast Ferry dock issue,...

WARWICK – The long-running dispute between a company wanting to add seasonal ferry service to Block Island, and the town of New Shoreham and...
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...
THE OWNER OF Bluewater LLC and the New Shoreham’s building official testified Wednesday at the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers about Rhode Island Fast Ferry and Bluewater's proposed docking plans on Block Island. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

Concerns over proposed fast ferry docking in Old Harbor linger

WARWICK — The ongoing dispute about a possible new fast ferry from Quonset Point in North Kingstown to Block Island continued Wednesday morning at...
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