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Rhode Island grid mod plan to focus on renewables integration, cost control

By District Energy posted 11-20-2017 11:12


Robert Walton, Utility Dive


Rhode Island energy officials say the state's efforts to modernize its electric grid will be a "complex undertaking" as well as a "huge opportunity" that ultimately will help control costs, while creating a more resilient and cleaner system.

The state's energy agencies Nov. 17 submitted to Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) a report outlining steps to overhaul Rhode Island's electrical grid, with a focus on controlling costs, integrating more green power, improving service and overhauling utility incentive models.

The report, "Rhode Island Power Sector Transformation," lays out a roadmap to foster customer participation and choice, while enabling the efficient integration of additional clean energy technologies like battery storage and energy management solutions.

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