Rhode Island Energy has set record high electric rates for Rhode Island, a 47% increase per household and up to 51% for commercial accounts ('Record-high winter electric rates sought: ‘Something we’ve never seen before,’ ' News, July 21). The Journal reported that...
Steward’s Journal February 2021
❖ Won zoning use variance for a large solar project on a former gravel pit in Burrillville.
❖ Filed mechanics lien case and recovered fees owed for site preparation on renewable energy project.
❖ Appealing utility transmission system charges imposed on local renewable energy projects interconnecting to the distribution system.
❖ RI Attorney General granted our appeal for records the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers exchanged with National Grid during RIPUC’s docket on transmission charges (docket 4981). The documents showed extensive collaboration between the regulator and the “regulated.”
❖ Advocating against threat to net metering in RI by ensuring that all benefits of local renewables are accounted for in Office of Energy Resources reports on the proposed expansion of community net metering and in the alternative analyses for RI’s pursuit of 100 percent renewables by 2030.
❖ Challenging municipal practice of taxing renewable energy projects twice, for their tangible and real property value.
❖ Negotiated off-take and real estate agreements for renewable energy projects.
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❖ Helen introduced a Building Energy Reporting Ordinance to help Providence achieve its climate goals while improving its building stock and saving money on conserved energy.
❖ Seth rejoined the board of the Nonviolence Institute to help their great work on building MLK’s “beloved community.”
❖ Justin Somelofske joined the programming committee for the Young Professionals in Energy – Boston Chapter. If you want to get involved let Justin know.