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Lt. Gov. McKee, Mayor Fung to Host Energy-Shopping Info Session in Cranston

CRANSTON, RI On Wednesday, September 20th at 5:00 p.m., Lt. Governor Dan McKee will partner with Cranston Mayor Allan Fung to host an Empower RI information session at Cranston High School East to help ratepayers safely shop for alternate electricity suppliers and save on their electric bills.

During the information sessions, members of McKee's staff will be available to answer questions about Empower RI (www.ri.gov/EmpowerRI), an energy-shopping website McKee helped launch in 2016. Staff members will also demonstrate how to switch electricity suppliers online and circumvent National Grid's rate increase set to go into effect on October 1st.

"Many ratepayers do not realize Rhode Island has a competitive market for electricity. That market has been strengthened by steps my office has taken in the past two years to eliminate the billing adjustment and create the Empower RI website," said McKee. "Now it's time to engage municipal leaders on a local level to let Rhode Islanders know about the savings available to them through competitive supply."

"I'm glad to partner with the lieutenant governor's office to help Cranston residents navigate the world of alternative energy suppliers," said Fung. "This session is a great opportunity to review what options are available and get all the facts to make an informed decision before switching."

The session is free and open to the public. Residents wishing to learn more are asked to bring their most recent electric bills to the auditorium at Cranston High School East, 899 Park Ave, Cranston, RI.

Over the next several weeks, the lieutenant governor's office will continue to partner with municipal leaders to host Empower RI information sessions across the state.

Media Contact: Andrea Palagi at Andrea.Palagi@ltgov.ri.gov or 222-2371

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