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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...
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,...

R.I. offshore wind proponents optimistic despite SouthCoast financing troubles 

A second Massachusetts wind farm developer has hit economic headwinds and decided to renege on its contracts. Could Rhode Island’s projects be next to...

Amid rising energy costs, R.I. cities and towns look to buy...

PROVIDENCE – In the face of staggering winter electric rates, a group of Rhode Island municipalities are entering the power procurement business in search...

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...

Disputed R.I. utility sale returns to state court after reaching settlement...

PROVIDENCE – The disputed sale of Rhode Island’s primary utility business is back before the R.I Superior Court after reaching a deal in Massachusetts. Massachusetts...
NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND is seeking to increase the charges customers pay for to help fund its energy efficiency programs this year. The proposed 2022 Energy Efficiency Plan will be voted on by the R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

National Grid eyes hike in charges to pay for energy efficiency...

PROVIDENCE – Record demand for National Grid energy home weatherization services created budget overruns which may, in turn, drive up the fees customers pay...
MARK DEPASQUALE is CEO and founder of Green Development LLC, a renewable energy developer that is decrying Gov. Daniel J. McKee's veto of a bill related to interconnection costs. PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Green energy developer: Veto could hinder future projects

A renewable energy developer says Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s veto of legislation that would have changed the process and charges to interconnect solar projects...

Developers push back on proposed cuts to National Grid renewable energy...

PROVIDENCE – A proposed price cut to what National Grid Rhode Island will pay for energy produced by commercial solar projects has drawn ire...
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