State Government Press Releases

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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...
04/25/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Gina M. Raimondo unveiled three new solar arrays Tuesday on the rooftops of the Department of Administration, Department of Health and Department of Transportation buildings. The three solar arrays comprised of a combined 900 solar panels reduce the State's...
03/22/2018
$500,000 available in incentives for eligible public projects PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources has issued new voluntary building guidelines known as "stretch codes" to support the development of energy efficient buildings and to lower energy costs for building...
12/22/2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced that, beginning January 1, 2018, municipalities, businesses and individuals will benefit from a uniform, statewide solar permit application, which streamlines the building and electric permit processes for solar...