December 2, 2023

Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (RI PUC)

Rhode Island Energy Rejects Revolution Wind 2 Proposal
Rhode Island Energy explained that the power purchase agreement proposed would be too expensive for consumers, vows to continue efforts to bring offshore wind to state.
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NARUC Panel Calls for Clean Energy, GHG Emissions Tracking Standards
Clean energy buyers all face a common challenge: figuring out how to keep track of both the clean energy they use and the carbon emissions they cut.
Rhode Island PUC Grapples with Future of Gas
The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission held a conference on issues surrounding natural gas distribution infrastructure as the state moves toward net zero.
States Urge More Transparency on Tx Planning, Independent Monitors
State regulators and consumer advocates urged FERC to order increased oversight over transmission owners' planning and spending.
Rhode Island Senate
RI Governor’s OSW Procurement Proposal Passes Legislature
The Rhode Island legislature passed Gov. Dan McKee’s proposed legislation for a new OSW procurement, increasing the maximum amount from 600 MW to 1 GW.
National Grid
PPL Reaches Settlement with RI AG for Acquisition of Narragansett
The Rhode Island AG’s Office withdrew its opposition to PPL’s acquisition of Narragansett Electric after reaching a settlement agreement with the company.
CS Energy
Rhode Island Advocates Hold out Hope for Stalled Clean Energy Policies
Rhode Island’s climate council hosted a listening session on the electric sector to help inform a GHG emissions reduction plan update due in December.
Overheard at 170th NE Electricity Restructuring Roundtable
Last week, Raab Associates’ New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable had a panel discussion on the role of utility regulation in decarbonization.
RIPUC Rejects Program for Low-income Customers
The Rhode Island PUC rejected a proposal from National Grid to remove barriers for low-income customers to access clean energy.

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