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A flurry of cancellations have been announced in advance of a blizzard expected to bring potentially hurricane-force winds, and dump as much as 30 inches of snow on the region.
National Grid Wednesday announced a plan to invest $93 million into electricity transmission and distribution on Aquidneck Island to bring more reliable power to Portsmouth, Middletown and Newport.
Cape Wind, the $2.6 billion offshore wind farm that’s been under development in Massachusetts for 13 years, is facing a significant threat as two utilities seek to terminate contracts to buy electricity.
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The state Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed electricity rate increase, which will be divvied up as a monthly rate hike throughout the year for residential customers, while a 10 percent deferral is slated for commercial customers.