News & Updates
Here are a few articles to stay up-to-date with PIPP implementation, energy legislation, Rhode Island price hikes, and other related current events:
Oct 4, 2022
Rhode Islanders See 47% Increase in Their Electricity Bills
Activists express concern about impact on low-income residents as utilities commission enacts relief measures
Sep 24, 2022
PUC Approves Record Electric Rate Increases
After a contentious Public Utilities Commission was shut down part way through by protesters challenging the the biggest electricity rate increase in Rhode Island history, the commission voted in favor of a number of changes to rates and credits on electric customers’ bills that will take effect beginning on October 1, 2022.
Sep 23, 2022
PUC Approves Electric Rate Hike After Contentious Hearing
Under the new rate households will see their bills increase on average by $50 per month
Sep 12, 2022
RI Energy is Increasing Utility Prices. Here’s What You Can Do.
An overview of multiple Rhode Island Energy electric and gas rate proposals, including the proposed increases to what the PUC calls Last Resort Service electricity rates and natural gas supply and delivery charges.
Jul 31, 2022
Pandemic Revealed Importance of Keeping Everyone’s Lights and Heat On, Water Running
Utility shutoffs punish low-wealth families as those who are better off burn more energy in a time of crisis
Jul 22, 2022
McKee Announces Plan to Provide Electricity Rate Relief
The company said customers can expect to see their electricity bills go up by about $52 per month, based on an average use of 500 kilowatt hours of electricity used.
Jun 29, 2022
National Grid Overcharged RI Customers by Up to $2.2M
National Grid manipulated invoices to earn more money on an energy efficiency program, effectively overcharging Rhode Island ratepayers by up to $2.2 million, according to a newly released report