Distributed Generation Board

The Renewable Energy Growth (REG) Program, administered by Rhode Island Energy, supports the development of distributed generation projects in Rhode Island. Eligible technologies include wind, solar, hydropower, and anaerobic digestion. The program enables customers to sell their generation output under long-term tariffs at fixed prices. Each year the program is revised with new ceiling prices and megawatt allocation plan. The Distributed Generation Contracts Board1 (DG Board), a ten-member board, oversees the REG program and is responsible for developing and recommending the annual program plan.

1Rhode Island General Law - The Renewable Energy Growth Program § 39-26.6-4 Continuation of board.


  • John McCann III – Representing: Energy Regulation and Law
  • Samuel Bradner – Representing: Small Commercial and Industrial Users
  • Harry Oakley III – Representing: Large Commercial and Industrial Users
  • Laura Bartsch – Representing: Construction-Renewable Generation
  • Vacant – Representing: Environmental Issues pertaining to Energy
  • Mark Kravatz – Representing: Low and Moderate Income Users
  • Karen Stewart – Representing: Renewable Energy Fund, RI Commerce – ex-officio member
  • Jennifer Hawkins – Representing: Residential Users
  • Vacant – Representing: Commissioner, Office of Energy Resources – ex-officio member
  • Vacant – Representing: Rhode Island Energy – ex-officio member

We encourage you to engage with the DG Board – members of the public are welcome to attend Board meetings. Please check the Secretary of State website for upcoming agenda items and meeting minutes.

DG Board Meeting Schedule

The DG Board convenes on the last Monday of every month. All members of the public are welcome to attend the Board meetings. If you would like to submit public comment to the Board, you can do so at the meeting during the public comments portion of the agenda. Each meeting is scheduled from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.

Due to the expiration of Executive Order 21-72, all meetings will now be held in-person at the Department of Administration building located at 1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908. Meetings will take place in Conference Room A on the 2nd floor of the building. These meetings will not be recorded.