Rhode Island Power Sector Transformation

On November 8th, as a part of the Power Sector Transformation Initiative, the DPU, OER and PUC released a joint report. The goals for the initiative are: control the long-term costs of the electric system; give customers more energy choices and information; and build a flexible grid to integrate more clean energy generation. The goals were buttressed with 17 recommendations in four areas: modernizing the business model, connecting the distribution grid, leveraging distribution information to increase system efficiency, and advance electrification.