State Government Press Releases

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03/07/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources announced today that the Compass School, a K-8 charter school in Kingston, has been awarded a $500,000 state grant to help improve the energy efficiency of a large building renovation project. With the help of these funds, the project...
02/15/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The Task Force for Comprehensive Electricity Planning has announced that Rhode Island was named one of 16 states to represent the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the National Association of State Energy Officials on the joint task force. The two-...
11/29/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The State of Rhode Island has released the RI Residential Guide to Going Solar, a handbook for homeowners to help them navigate the many choices involved with installing a roof-mounted solar array. "The availability of state programs and federal tax credits makes it an ideal...
11/13/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In response to Governor Gina M. Raimondo's call for clean and affordable energy for Rhode Islanders, a recent competitive procurement attracted nearly 2,500 MW of carbon-free resources across 41 different bids. The procurement, issued by National Grid this past September, will...
10/26/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Burrillville School Department will receive $146,000 in state and utility grants to replace old incandescent bulbs and lighting fixtures with more energy efficient LEDs in three school buildings. The lighting project is made possible thanks to a combination of grants...
10/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island has ranked third in the nation for energy efficiency programs and policies, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The annual ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard assesses state...
09/11/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – At the direction of Governor Gina M. Raimondo, a competitive request for proposals (RFP) will be issued this week to procure up to 400 MW of affordable renewable energy resources for Rhode Island consumers. National Grid developed the RFP in coordination with the Rhode Island...
07/19/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources announced today a new set of initiatives to encourage solar development on brownfields, rooftops and carports. "Making renewable energy more affordable and accessible has been a top priority of this administration, and today's...
05/21/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The State of Rhode Island has received a 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Award for the successful installation of the Block Island Offshore Wind Farm. This was one of only six programs nationwide to win a 2018 SLICE Award for its outstanding accomplishments in...
04/30/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) recognized 12 state government agencies, quasi-public agencies, municipalities, and state colleges and universities for their renewable energy and energy efficiency achievements at its Second Annual Lead By Example Energy Awards...