State Government Press Releases

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11/18/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. This week, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) recognized 20 state and quasi-government agencies, municipalities, and public schools for their renewable energy and energy efficiency achievements at its Fourth Annual Lead by Example Clean Energy Awards ceremony. ...
10/27/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced today that Rhode Island will pursue a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to procure up to 600 MW of new offshore wind energy. The state is home to North America's first operational offshore wind farm (Block Island) and, in 2019, received...
10/14/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Recognizing the critical role that New England's regional wholesale electricity market plays in addressing climate change and cost-effectively reducing economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions, Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo and Governors from four Northeast states today...
10/09/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced today the launch of a new $1.5 million pilot program which provides incentives for energy storage paired with renewable energy systems. "Energy storage is an exciting technology that can help the state meet its...
07/09/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced today the launch of the Community Solar Marketplace website at risolarmarketplace.com, which educates Rhode Island residents about the benefits of community solar and provides a single place for visitors to preview the...
05/27/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced today the approval of the Block Island Utility District's (BIUD) new comprehensive energy efficiency plan. BIUD's new energy efficiency programs and incentives will help local residents and businesses reduce energy...
04/27/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources announced today that it is renewing an initiative to encourage solar projects located on brownfields. Brownfields former industrial or commercial sites where future use is affected by environmental contamination are often ideal...
04/23/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources and Division of Public Utilities and Carriers released their Heating Sector Transformation report Wednesday, outlining pathways to achieve a clean, affordable, and reliable heating future for the Ocean State. The report was conducted...
02/05/2020
PROVIDENCE, RI The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources announced today that a contract for fifty megawatts (50 MW) of cost-effective solar energy, projected to save local consumers more than $30 million over twenty years, has been filed with state regulators. The project was selected as a...
01/17/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. State Energy Commissioner Carol Grant announced that she will be retiring on January 10, 2020. "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the Governor and the people of Rhode Island as we accelerate the transformation to a clean, affordable and reliable energy future for all,"