Programs & Incentives

Rhode Island offers many energy programs and incentives for residential customers, businesses, and municipalities. Learn more about available funding and financing options to support energy improvements in your home, business, or community.

Additional information on Rhode Island programs and incentives can be accessed at DSIRE: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency.

 

Charge Up!

The Rhode Island Charge Up! Program offers incentives to state agencies and municipalities interested in installing electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE or charging stations) at publically-accessible facilities, and supports the purchase or lease of electric vehicles (EVs) for integration into public sector fleets.
Click here for more information on Charge Up!

Clean Energy Grant Incentive Program

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) is pleased to announce the availability of $1,500,000 in financial incentives to support the adoption of clean, renewable solar energy projects by State Agencies and Public Colleges & Universities. Such projects offer the potential to generate long term energy savings, reduce energy price volatility, shrink carbon footprints, and support the local clean energy economy.
Click here for more information on the Clean Energy Grant Incentive Program

Efficient Buildings Fund (EBF)

The Efficient Buildings Fund (EBF) provides low cost financing for state and municipal energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Rhode Island.
Click here for more information on the EBF
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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs for Farms

There are several programs to facilitate energy efficiency and renewable energy systems specific for farms.
Click here for more information on Programs for Farms
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Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps income eligible families pay their heating bills.
Click here for more information on HEAP

LED Streetlight Incentives

Conversion to more energy efficient LED fixtures throughout our public roadways is one method for state agencies and municipalities to capture substantial long-term energy consumption and cost savings.
Click here for more information on street lighting incentives

National Grid Energy Efficiency Programs

National Grid offers many energy efficiency rebates, incentives, and services to help Rhode Island residents, businesses, and institutions manage their energy usage. These programs are funded by an energy efficiency charge on all customers’ gas and electric bills, in accordance with Rhode Island law.
Click here for more information on the National Grid energy efficiency programs

Net Metering

Net metering allows customers with eligible renewable energy systems to receive bill credits for all power generated up to 125 percent of the on-site consumption during a billing period. Public entities (municipal, state, quasi-state) are allowed to enter into virtual net metering arrangements with renewable energy developers for up to 10 MW per project site.
Click here for more information on net metering

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy

Rhode Island provides property tax exemptions for residential and manufacturing renewable energy systems.
Click here for more information on Rhode Island’s property tax exemptions for renewable energy.

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is the nation’s first mandatory, market-based cap and trade program to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). As a participating state, Rhode Island receives CO2 allowance proceeds, which are invested in a variety of consumer benefit programs, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, direct energy bill assistance and other greenhouse gas reduction programs.
Click here for more information on RGGI
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Renewable Energy Fund (REF)

The Renewable Energy Fund (REF) provides grants and loan opportunities for eligible renewable energy technologies. The REF provides funding for the following program areas: small-scale solar, commercial renewable energy development, early stage commercialization, and predevelopment feasibility studies.
Click here for more information on the Renewable Energy Fund
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Renewable Energy Growth Program

The Renewable Energy Growth Program (REG Program) will support the development of 160 MW of distributed generation projects in Rhode Island between 2015 and 2019. Eligible technologies include wind, solar, hydropower, and anaerobic digestion.
Click here for more information on the Renewable Energy Growth Program
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Sales Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy

Rhode Island provides sales tax exemptions for eligible renewable energy materials.
Click here for more information on Rhode Island’s sales tax exemptions for renewable energy
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Solarize Rhode Island

Solarize Rhode Island is a program designed to encourage the adoption of residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems through a coordinated education, marketing and outreach effort, combined with a tiered pricing structure that provides increased savings to homeowners and businesses as more people go solar.
Click here for more information on Solarize Rhode Island.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps income eligible households reduce heating bills by providing whole house energy efficiency services to households that already quality for HEAP.
Click here for more information on WAP
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