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Rhode Island adopts 2024 Energy Storage Systems Act

PROVIDENCE – A newly signed state law will require Rhode Island energy officials to meet a set of benchmarks that prepares the state to...

Ørsted adds $5.5M in higher ed grants to R.I. offshore wind...

PROVIDENCE – Ørsted A/S plans to award $5.5 million in grants to three higher education institutions in Rhode Island as part of its proposed...

Rhode Island Energy expects big drop in summer electricity rates

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Energy customers who are on the company’s default supply rate may see significantly lower bills this summer. The company on Thursday...
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...

R.I. Public Utilities Commission approves winter electricity rates increase 

WARWICK – The R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved Rhode Island Energy’s proposed winter electricity rates that will take effect on Oct....

R.I. Public Utilities Commission to decide on net-metering amendment

PROVIDENCE – A nuanced deliberation between Rhode Island Energy and the R.I. Public Utilities Commission could have implications for owners of residential and commercial...

PUC delays vote on proposed hikes in winter electric rates

WARWICK – The R.I. Public Utilities Commission adjourned its hearing Wednesday without taking a vote on Rhode Island Energy’s proposed winter utility rates that...
ECONOMIC HEADWINDS have created hurdles in the offshore wind industry and were cited in Rhode Island Energy's rejection of a power-purchase agreement for the proposed 884-megawatt Revolution Wind 2 wind farm. COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Is R.I. Energy’s offshore wind decision a bad sign for the...

Now that Rhode Island Energy has rejected the only bid received to bring 600 to 1,000 megawatts of offshore wind to the Ocean State,...

Monthly electric bills to increase 24% under proposed winter rates

PROVIDENCE – Electricity prices are expected to rise this winter on average by 24%, though there will be a lighter impact on some customers'...

PUC backs contested Portsmouth LNG facility license. For now.

State utility regulators concur: Keeping, and expanding, a Portsmouth liquified natural gas facility as a back-up heating source for Aquidneck Island is a good...
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