Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers

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Rhode Island officials recently released a report with recommendations on how to modernize the state’s electrical grid. 


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National Grid wants to raise Rhode Island’s energy rates by 53 percent starting October 1. 


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Providence city officials are facing criticism for backing legislation that aims to create a regional water authority in the state. 

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The Block Island offshore wind farm will produce more power than originally expected, said Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski at an open meeting before the state's Public Utilities Commission. The company expected the wind farm to produce 40 percent of its total maximum power. But since the company proposed the project, advances in turbine technology have bumped up the wind farm’s projected efficiency.

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The state’s Public Utilities Commission will be brought up to speed today on the status of the Block Island wind farm project. As Rhode Island Public Radio’s environmental reporter Ambar Espinoza reports, Deepwater Wind and others will offer those updates.