RIPUC Suspends Review Of National Grid Pipeline Project

Sep 30, 2016

The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission suspended reviewing National Grid’s proposal to charge electricity customers for the expansion of natural gas pipelines in the region. It denied the Conservation Law Foundation’s motion to dismiss the application all together, but left the door open for CLF to raise the issue later.

In the meantime, commissioners asked National Grid to submit a progress report in January on the status of its project in Massachusetts and other New England states. The Massachusetts Supreme Court struck down a version of this proposal on grounds that it was risky for electric customers.