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LACKING LEVERAGE: Gov. Gina. M. Raimondo wants state lawmakers to give Rhode Island’s Department of Public Utilities and Carriers the same authority to fine utilities that Massachusetts and other states have. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

State must have same leverage as Mass. to hold utility accountable

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has had National Grid Rhode Island in her sights since an ­October 2017 storm that left tens of thousands of...
ADDED BENEFIT: Jacques Afonso, manager of community and customer management with National Grid Rhode Island, speaks with Jennifer Bray, senior program manager for corporate communications. Afonso has taken advantage of National Grid’s partial student-loan repayment benefit to help pay back $60,000 in loans after graduating from Suffolk University in 2009.

Loan repayment helps employers compete

Jacques Afonso, a manager of community and customer management for National Grid Rhode Island, had worked for the utility for almost a decade when...
BAD FOR BUSINESS: National Grid Rhode Island President Timothy F. Horan is facing growing public distrust of the utility following criticism from lawmakers and others over rate increases and storm response. PBN FILE PHOTO/­RUPERT WHITELEY

Poor planning, communication fueling distrust of NatGrid

It’s been a difficult second half of the year for National Grid Rhode Island. The state’s largest utility has had a bull’s eye on...

NatGrid misread storm. Now what?

National Grid Rhode Island is under fire in the aftermath of the Oct. 29-30 storm that left tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders without...
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