Energy Profiles

  • Meet Jackie Olivieri, OER Programming Services Officer | May 2021
    Jackie Olivieri

    Jackie Olivieri joined OER as a Programming Services Officer in the summer of 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. In her position, she assists with the overall development of renewable energy programs and monitors them for effectiveness and efficiency. 

  • Harley-Davidson Dealer installs electric vehicle charging station | May 2021
    charging station

    Russ’ Ocean State Harley-Davidson in Warwick, Rhode Island, recently installed a ChargePoint DC fast charger utilizing the State’s Electrify RI - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentive Program. The charger is available for customer use and can also be used by the public to charge any electric vehicle, including motorcycles.

  • Lincoln homeowner capitalizes on incentives to install Tesla Powerwall home battery | February 2021
    Battery charger

    Homeowner Melissa Buttaro of Lincoln, Rhode Island, called Newport Electric Construction (NEC) Solar to install a Tesla Powerwall 13.5kWh battery in her home. The Tesla Powerwall is a fully-integrated AC battery system designed for residential and light commercial use.

  • Narragansett Bay Commission adopts anaerobic digestion system | February 2021

    The total cost of the CHP project was $6,440,000. The NBC received several financial incentives, including $682,300 from National Grid, $200,000 from the Renewable Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and $80,000 from the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund. In addition, NBC will sell the electric renewable energy credits from the project to help pay for it. 

  • Pastore Complex exterior LED lighting project to save Rhode Island $176K per year | December 2020
    Howard ave

    In June 2020, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER), Department of Administration (DOA), Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) and Department of Corrections (DOC) completed a collaborative project to upgrade the exterior lighting at the John O. Pastore Complex to current LED technology. 

  • Providence Water now fully powered by renewable energy | December 2020
    Pine Hill Road Solar farm

    As Rhode Island’s largest water utility, Providence Water provides drinking water to approximately 600,000 Rhode Islanders. The company completed a 17,739-panel, ground-mounted, 4.99-megawatt solar project at its Pine Hill Road location in Johnston.

  • RI Army National Guard installs largest rooftop solar array on state facility | September 2020
    56 Troop Command Armory Building

    The Rhode Island Army National Guard (RIARNG) completed the interconnection of its rooftop solar facility on the 56 Troop Command Armory Building at Camp Fogarty in East Greenwich. The $335,000 project is expected to generate $45,700 in annual energy savings.