Information on Rhode Island’s electric market: basic service, rates, competitive suppliers, and resources to learn more.

Learn about Electricity

Do you have questions about the use of electricity in Rhode Island? Want to learn where your electricity comes from and how it is generated, transmitted, distributed, and sold to end users? 

Electricity Service & Rates

In Rhode Island, rates for electric distribution service are approved by the Public Utilities Commission. See below for more information on basic service and rates for Rhode Island Energy, Pascoag Utility District, and Block Island Power Company electric customers.

Find a Supplier

In Rhode Island, a customer can choose to buy electricity from a company other than Rhode Island Energy or Pascoag Utility District. This is known as customer choice and the other company is known as a nonregulated power producer or competitive supplier. See below for more information on electric competitive supply and third-party suppliers.

Need Help?

The Public Utilities Commission provides consumer information on billing dispute resolution, retail access, conservation, and consumer assistance programs. Click here for more information.

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