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Five Questions With: David J. Bonenberger

1. Why did PPL Corp. choose to rename Narragansett Electric Co. to Rhode Island Energy? The new name reflects our focus on the entire state...

McKee urges state regulators to offset proposed cost hikes to winter...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee is the latest state official to sound the alarm over skyrocketing winter electric rates. In a letter shared publicly...

Is inflation affecting your vacation plans this year?

Prices for gas, food and rent pushed consumer inflation to a new four-decade high in June, according to the U.S. Labor Department. The Associated Press...

Monthly electric bills to increase $50 under proposed winter rates

PROVIDENCE – For months, utility companies and industry experts have warned of rising electricity costs. Turns out, it’s just as bad - or maybe worse...

McKee signs offshore wind procurement bill into law

PROVIDENCE – Plans to add enough wind power to supply nearly a third of the state’s electricity needs are moving forward with a new...
POWERING UP: Regional officials are prepping the pipeline of workers who are expected to be needed to install and maintain wind turbines like those off Block Island in the coming years. / COURTESY ORSTED 
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Legislators pass bill to expand R.I.’s offshore wind procurement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is expanding its commitment to renewable energy thanks to legislation passed by the General Assembly on Thursday, which requires the...

R.I. Supreme Court rejects challenge to India Point Park power line...

PROVIDENCE – A decadeslong battle over where the power lines above India Point Park should go appears to have ended, with the R.I. Supreme...

Revised offshore wind bill leaves utility payment up to state regulators

PROVIDENCE - First it was 2%. Than zero. Now, the financial incentive for Rhode Island’s primary utility company to buy more offshore wind power is...

R.I. Senate unanimously approves offshore wind procurement bill

PROVIDENCE - When PPL Corp. took ownership of Rhode Island’s primary gas and electric operations, company leaders pledged to help advance the state’s ambitious...

Skeptics of new R.I. utility owners seek proof of environmental, ratepayer...

PROVIDENCE – Top executives with the Pennsylvania company that now owns Rhode Island’s primary utility company were welcomed with open arms by top state...
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