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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...

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...

Rhode Island Energy approved for $290M in infrastructure upgrades

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Energy on Thursday gained regulatory approval for $290 million for its proposed Electric Infrastructure, Safety, and Reliability infrastructure upgrades.  The R.I....
AMPED UP: Zachary Cobb, left, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence vice president of services, and Steven Ilmrud, vice president of operations, demonstrate one of the charging stations at the North Kingstown company that are part of the company’s ambitious plans to offset the emissions it produces with renewable energy or credits by 2030. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

LOST IN EMISSIONS: Businesses befuddled by state’s net-zero goals

So far, the 10 electric vehicle charging stations tucked away in the corner of the 200-space parking lot at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Inc. haven’t...

Electricity rates to dip, but remain higher than usual this summer

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Energy customers will see some relief from historically high winter electricity rates with the warmer weather, though summer electricity bills...
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