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Rhode Island Energy Efficiency Resource Standard

Date Last Updated11/26/2012
Policy TypePortfolio Standard
State/FederalRI
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeRhode Island Public Utilities Commission
Policy Initiation Date6/29/2006
Policy SummaryRhode Island enacted energy efficiency standards in 2006, but no specific targets are outlined in the standard. Utilities must submit energy efficiency procurement plans annually and triennially with savings targets that establish standards for system reliability, energy efficiency and conservation procurement, including standards for energy supply diversification, distributed generation, demand response, and "prudent and reliable" energy efficiency and energy conservation measures. The state passed legislation in June 2012 requiring utilities to support the installation of CHP systems at commercial, industrial, institutional, and municipal facilities, and requiring each utility to detail in its annual plan how it will do so. The state has approved energy efficiency targets for National Grid. National Grid must design its energy efficiency plans with the goal of reducing energy consumption by 1.7% in 2012, 2.1% in 2013 and 2.5% in 2014.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsUtilities must establish energy efficiency procurement plans that include target percentages for CHP.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
Does Not Specify
Resource Website(s) http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE39/39-1/
39-1-27.7.HTM
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