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Mission of the RI OER

Welcome to the Office of Energy Resources website. The mission of the OER is to lead Rhode Island to a secure, cost-effective, and sustainable energy future. Please explore our website to learn more about Rhode Island's energy programs and to find out what you can do to make smart energy choices. Questions? Email us! energy.resources@energy.ri.gov

Recent News & Events

June 26, 2017: Office of Energy Resources releases economic and jobs report from the Brattle Group on the state's Renewable Energy Growth Program

June 8, 2017: 2017 Clean Energy Jobs Report: RI clean energy jobs see 66 percent growth since 2014

June 7, 2017: State expands Solarize RI to reach more homeowners and businesses

April 24, 2017: OER recognizes public sector for renewable energy, energy efficiency achievements at Lead By Example Awards. Please visit the OER Photo Gallery for images from this event.

March 1, 2017: Governor Raimondo Announces "1,000 by '20" Clean Energy Goal -- 1,000 megawatts of clean energy by 2020.

February 7, 2017: Attention State Agencies and Municipalities: Be recognized for your clean energy or efficiency project. Apply for the Lead by Example Award before March 15, 2017.

February 2, 2017: National Governors Association selects Rhode Island for Electric Power Modernization Program

December 6, 2016: OER awards $300,000 to Support Municipal LED Streetlights in Providence


September 21, 2016: OER has posted the Commercial Tangible Tax Value for Commercial Renewable Energy System - Rules and Regulations for a 30 day public comment period. Please click here for the notice and here for a copy of the rules and regulations.

August 16, 2016: OER Launches "Charge Up! Public Sector Vehicle Electrification Incentive Program. Click to learn more!

July 26, 2016: New Pilot Program Conserves Energy, Cuts Costs at State Facilities

July 26, 2016: Solarize Warwick Gives Residents, Businesses Opportunity to Adopt Solar

July 21, 2016: Presentation Materials for OER Public Workshop on EFSB-2015-06 GHG Advisory Opinion

June 27, 2016: State, partners announce extension of Solarize RI program to Aug. 19

June 21, 2016: OER Receives National Award for Efforts to Advance Distributed Solar

June 17, 2016: Notice of Public Workshop on OER Advisory Opinion to Energy Facility Siting Board Docket #2015-6 (July 21, 10am, URI)

June 13, 2016: OER is pleased to announce that the application period for Round 1-A of the Efficient Buildings Fund is now open. Click here to learn more!

June 6, 2016: OER, Partners Kick Off 'Drive Clean' Campaign at Fort Adams State Park

April 13, 2016: OER Announces the 2016 Clean Energy Jobs Report

April 6, 2016: OER Announces New Energy Efficiency Program for Block Island

March 31, 2016: OER, Partners Build on Efforts to Grow RI's Clean Energy Economy

February 29, 2016: State Announces Solarize RI's Fall 2015 Campaign Results: Homeowners and Businesses in Six Communities Adopted More Than 1,700 kW of New Solar Energy

February 10, 2016: OER & the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank announce the Efficient Buildings Fund Project Priority List. Click here to learn more!

February 5, 2016: Public Notice: Clean Power Plan Community Workshop being held on Friday, March 11th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Click to learn more!

January 29, 2016: OER has announced the availability of $200,000 in incentives for Rhode Island residents that purchase or lease a new electric vehicle (EV) from a licensed Rhode Island franchised automobile dealer.

January 14, 2016: Public Meeting Announcement: Large-Scale Land-Based Wind Siting Guidelines- OER invites you to offer feedback on newly drafted land-based wind siting guidelines. Please see the proposed guidelines and public meeting invitation here.

January 11, 2016: Increased Incentives Available For Municipal LED Streetlight Energy Efficiency Program - $1,525,000.00 in financial incentives available for qualified municipalities seeking to reduce energy consumption and costs through the installation of LED streetlights and control technologies.

November 2, 2015: Notice of Public Hearing & Comment Concerning Proposed "Rules and Regulations for the Efficient Buildings Fund Project Priority List".

October 26, 2015: The OER has released a draft of the Rhode Island Zero Emission Vehicle Action Plan for public comment. Click here to learn more.

October 8, 2015: State Announces 7 New Communities for Solarize RI

August 21, 2015: Announcing Block Island Saves! The Office of Energy Resources (OER) is helping residents and businesses in the Town of New Shoreham (Block Island) to become more energy efficient. Click here to learn more

July 22, 2015: OER, Pascoag Utility District Partner on LED Streetlight Conversion

July 20, 2015: OER Announces Plan to Invest in Clean Energy, Reduce Energy Costs

June 25, 2015: New Report Applauds Rhode Island's Clean Energy Programs

Driving Rhode Island to Vehicle Electrification (DRIVE) Rebate Program