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VERDE VINEYARD in Johnston will receive $20,000 from the Rhode Island Farm Energy Program to install a hybrid system of backup batteries for its solar and geothermal energy system to power critical winery operations during power outages. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

4 R.I. farms to receive $78.8K to green operations

PROVIDENCE – Four farms are scheduled to receive a combined $78,765 in Rhode Island Farm Energy Program grants to “green” their operations, the R.I....
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 OER, R.I. DEM AND COMMERCE RI endorsed the Revolution Wind Farm and the contract between National Grid Rhode Island and Orsted in advisory opinions Friday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

OER, DEM and Commerce RI support Revolution Wind contract in advisory...

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Commerce Corp., the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management filed advisory opinions on the...
IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY: ProvPort Terminal Manager Chris Waterson identifies a section of the port that will handle wind turbines. The port is undergoing improvements after voters in 2016 approved $20 million in upgrades.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Can the Ocean State stay in the race for offshore wind-energy...

The nation’s first offshore wind farm is spinning off Block Island. But Rhode Island appears to be playing catch-up to neighboring Massachusetts in preparing...

Still a place for natural gas in R.I.

Despite the considerable promise of solar, wind and other renewable-energy sources to significantly broaden the state’s power portfolio, Rhode Island’s heavy reliance on natural...
THE COMPASS SCHOOL has received a $500,000 grant to improve the energy efficiency of a large building renovation from a grant program with funds from the Ocean State's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES

Compass School wins $500K for energy efficiency from R.I. Office...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Compass School has been awarded $500,000 from the R.I. Office of Energy Resources to help improve the energy efficiency of...
GREEN ENERGY: David Lamb, assistant director of utilities management at the University of Rhode Island, and Marcia Garcia, URI’s sustainability officer, stand among a field of solar panels in South Kingstown. The solar array is part of the 40-megawatt South Kingstown Solar Collaboration facility, of which URI is one of three partners. 
 / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I.’s solar industry has grown with the help of state incentives....

After stints in the California, Nevada and Texas solar-energy industries, Kenny Hsieh learned of the financial incentives offered in Rhode Island, picked up his...

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...
NATIONAL GRID has submitted its contract with Orsted for the 400-megawatt offshore wind farm Revolution Wind to the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers. Pictured is the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

National Grid submits Revolution Wind contract for review

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island has signed a contract with Orsted US Offshore Wind for the 400-megawatt offshore wind farm Revolution Wind and...
THE R.I. DEM announced $67,237 in grants to support four Rhode Island farms in their installation of solar arrays to offset costs and to "green" their operations.

DEM announces $67.2K in grants to 4 farms for solar arrays

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island farms received a combined $67,237 to install solar arrays, the R.I. Department of Environmental management announced Tuesday.The grants, made...
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