RI Inching Toward Ambitious Clean Energy Goal

Apr 29, 2018

Rhode Island officials say the state is on track to meet its clean energy goal of 1,000 megawatts of renewables by 2020. That's equivalent to about 30-40 percent of the state's energy needs.

Governor Gina Raimondo announced the goal last year.  Since 2016, the baseline year for the goal, about 300 megawatts worth of clean energy projects have been installed.

Carol Grant, commissioner of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, said the energy from the projects is coming from a variety of technologies, including onshore wind, offshore wind and solar. 

To further the goal, state officials said they will be requesting proposals for large-scale 400 megawatt clean energy projects in the near future.