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CAROL GRANT, commissioner of the R.I. Office of Energy Resources, is retiring effective Jan. 10. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Energy Commissioner Grant to retire

PROVIDENCE – State Energy Commissioner Carol Grant is retiring from her role effective Jan. 10, the R.I. Department of Administration announced Friday. Grant was confirmed...

3 developers gain energy efficiency grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. and the R.I. Office of Energy Resources have awarded $675,000 in funds to three developers...

Gold elected to chair National Regulatory Research Institute board of directors

PROVIDENCE – Commissioner Marion Gold of the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission has been elected by the National Regulatory Research Institute as chair of...
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Five questions with Becca Trietch

Becca Trietch | Administrator of energy efficiency programs, R.I. Office of Energy Resources 1. Why should R.I. residents and businesses be concerned about energy...

OER study examining alternate sites for solar panels

PROVIDENCE – A study commissioned by the R.I. Office of Energy Resources is looking for brownfields, parking lots, landfills, quarries and rooftops suitable for...

R.I.’s first community solar project opens in Burrillville

BURRILLVILLE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources celebrated the start of operations for the state’s first community solar project under the Community Remote...
SMART TECH: From left, Todd Griffith, associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas; Mario Rotea, professor at the University of Texas at Dallas; Neal Fine, CEO of Aquanis; and John Cooney, chief technology officer of Aquanis, at a conference held in Denver on July 8-10. Aquanis develops smart-blade technology for wind turbines.
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Aquanis looks to curb wind-energy costs

From the ground, wind-turbine blade rotation appears nearly effortless, as though the spinning is entirely propelled by air currents. In reality, the movement and the...

6 R.I. towns and school districts join energy savings program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources has partnered with three municipalities and three school districts to aid them in efforts to conserve...

Pawtucket to begin converting streetlights to LED fixtures in August

PAWTUCKET – The city has announced that Siemens will begin conversion of streetlights citywide to LED units. The installation is expected to begin in August. The...

Mixed signals on solar expansion

The solar industry has a firm foothold in Rhode Island, but a consequential issue is arising – how to best manage the industry’s growth. For...

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