Power Sector Transformation

Information on “Power Sector Transformation” initiatives in Rhode Island: pilots and programs related to systems integration, system reliability, electric distribution grid planning, and resources to learn more.

Power Sector Transformation Initiative

In response to the continuing modernization of Rhode Island’s electric system Governor Gina M. Raimondo has asked the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, the Office of Energy Resources and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to design a new regulatory framework for Rhode Island’s electric system. Click here to learn more about the Power Sector Transformation Initiative

Systems Integration Rhode Island (SIRI)

Systems Integration Rhode Island (SIRI) examined key issues related to the future of the state’s electric grid in the context of growth in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other distributed energy resources. Click here to learn more about Systems Integration Rhode Island (SIRI).

The National Grid System Reliability Procurement Pilot

Rhode Island’s ongoing system reliability pilot in the towns of Tiverton and Little Compton is evaluating how energy efficiency and demand response could potentially defer (or possibly eliminate) the need for costly investments in utility infrastructure to meet growing energy demand. Click here to learn more about the National Grid System Reliability Procurement Plan.

The OER System Reliability Procurement Solar DG Pilot Project

OER is spearheading a pilot to understand how renewable distributed generation—in particular, solar power—could potentially reduce the need for costly investments in utility infrastructure to meet growing energy demand. Click here to learn more about the OER System Reliability Procurement Solar DG Pilot Project.