State Government Press Releases

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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,"
10/31/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources has launched Electrify RI, an electric vehicle (EV) charging station incentive program that seeks to make more charging stations accessible to Rhode Island drivers. The increased availability of charging stations will encourage state...
10/17/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. For the third consecutive year, 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) 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The annual ACEEE State Energy...
09/20/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy recently participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the start of operations for the state's first community solar project under the Community Remote Net Metering Pilot Program. Located in Burrillville, the 3.307 megawatts (MW)...
08/15/2019
PROVIDENCE Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank (the Bank) and the Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced the opening of two energy efficiency opportunities for municipalities and quasi-state entities the Efficient Buildings Fund (EBF) and the availability of free energy audits. Taken together,
07/24/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) has partnered with six Rhode Island towns and school districts in an initiative to help them save energy and reduce their costs. Launched in spring 2019, the Achieving Community Efficiency Program (ACE) is a multiyear pilot...
07/18/2019
Providence, RI RIHousing and the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) announced today the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Zero Energy for the Ocean State (ZEOS) Demonstration Project. The pilot program offers a grant of up to $250,000 to design and construct affordable,...