Rhode Island

Rhode Island in Position for Offshore Wind Power Grab

The location of the proposed Revolution Wind offshore facility. Local demand for offshore wind power continues to grow, as Rhode Island recently announced plans to buy up to 600 megawatts of new offshore wind energy to meet its renewable-energy targets. The offshore power grab aligns with Gov. Gina Raimondo’s goal to source 100 percent of the state’s energy from renewable ...

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Rhode Island To Procure 600-Mw of New Offshore Wind Capacity

Governor of Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, has reportedly announced plans to pursue competitive RFP (request for proposals), in line with the state’s target to procure up to 600-MW of new offshore wind capacity. The region is home to Block Island, the 1st operational offshore wind farm in North America. In addition, it gained approval for the Revolution Wind offshore project ...

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Rhode Island Governor calls for more offshore wind

Governor Gina M. Raimondo has announced that Rhode Island will pursue a new competitive request for proposals (RFP) to procure up to 600 MW of new offshore wind energy. This latest effort is in-line with Governor Raimondo’s Executive Order 20-01, which placed Rhode Island on a path toward meeting 100 percent of its electricity demand with renewable energy resources by ...

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National Grid to develop 600 MW offshore wind RFP for Rhode Island

Dive Brief: Rhode Island will open a competitive request for proposals to procure up to 600 MW of new offshore wind, Governor Gina Raimondo, D, said Tuesday.In January, Raimondo issued Executive Order 20-01 with a target of meeting 100% of Rhode Island’s electricity demand with renewable energy by 2030, the earliest such state target in the country. The 600 MW of offshore wind when ...

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Rhode Island to launch 600-MW offshore wind RFP in early 2021

October 28 – Rhode Island’s Governor Gina M Raimondo on Tuesday unveiled the state will seek to procure up to 600 MW of new offshore wind capacity in the US state. A request for proposals (RfP) will be issued, in line with an executive order from the start of the year that directs the state to source 100% of its ...

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Website and Communications

Plan:Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island Location:RI Posted:10/05/2020 The Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI) is soliciting proposals to update and revise its existing website and assist in developing a communications plan in conjunction with the website to provide a combination of newsletters and emails providing graphics, selected content, formatting and ultimate delivery. The RFP is available on Monday ...

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Plans to restore the old Town Hall building moving along rapidly

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Last week, North Kingstown Town Manager Ralph Mollis provided updates on the plans to restore the vacant Town Hall building on Boston Neck Road, which he said were moving along rapidly. Currently, detailed construction plans are being drawn up for the restoration of the historic building to once again serve as the Town Hall, with council chambers ...

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Study of McCoy site comes back clean

PAWTUCKET – The end of the Pawtucket Red Sox in the city has now come and gone without a Triple A game played in 2020, and now officials will turn their attention to what’s next for McCoy Stadium on Columbus Avenue. The city has announced that the geotechnical investigation of the property, funded through Commerce Rhode Island’s Site Readiness Program, ...

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Governor Raimondo announces that $1 million is available in grants to help businesses continue to ‘Take It Outside’

Governor Raimondo today announced during her weekly press briefing that her administration has made $1 million in available funding to assist businesses and organizations interested in participating in the state’s Take It Outside initiative. The Take It Outside initiative is a statewide effort to encourage and increase outdoor activities for all Rhode Islanders in an effort to reduce the transmission ...

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RI DEM Announces $3 Million In Brownfields Funding Now Available

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced today that $3 million is available in new funding opportunities for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties all across Rhode Island, known as brownfields. Primary funding for the grants include $2 million from the 2018 Green Economy Bond, which was passed by more than 79 percent of RI voters. The remaining ...

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Town Hall restoration moves forward

NORTH KINGSTOWN – After years of deliberations and referendums, the North Kingstown Town Council voted on Monday to develop a request for proposals (RFP) for the restoration of the town hall building. The council will be seeking RFPs from construction companies to restore the historic town hall building, which was vacated in 2016. The restoration plans will see the council ...

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DEM grants more than $48,000 to help improve, maintain boat pump-out facilities across Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced the award of $48,430 in matching grants to help communities and businesses invest in boat pump-out facilities across Rhode Island.  The grants are funded under the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Clean Vessel Act (CVA) and support four projects in three Rhode Island communities. Since 1994, DEM has awarded more ...

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United Way Offering $600,000 in Grants to Nonprofits Hit By Coronavirus

United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI)  announced on Wednesday the release of a new fund and is seeking requests for proposals (RFP) for the Rhode Island Recovers opportunity grants program. It is committing $600,000 to provide operational support to Rhode Island nonprofits as our communities embark on the path to recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The application is available online and ...

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United Way accepting applications for ‘Rhode Island recovers’ grant program, $600K available to nonprofits

By UWRI United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has announced the release of a request for proposals (RFP) for its new Rhode Island Recovers opportunity grants program. The organization is committing $600,000 to provide operational support to Rhode Island nonprofits as our communities embark on the path to recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The application is available online and the deadline is ...

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BOARD OF CONTRACT AND PURCHASE AGENDA

CITY OF CRANSTONBOARD OF CONTRACT AND PURCHASEAGENDA There will be a meeting of the Board of Contract and Purchase on May 19, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Pursuant to City Council Ordinance, the following advertises the agenda for that meeting. This is a virtual meeting, via Web Ex; please follow the directions below. BOCAP MEETING May 19, 2020Tuesday, May 19, 2020 ...

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Schools, Town Disagree Over Cleaning Assessment

The School Committee last week approved an emergency $10,000 bid for a cleaning assessment of all school buildings but also approved going out to bid for a cleaning assessment after learning Town Manager Andrew Nota did not support the emergency designation. As it happens, the district had been planning to contract with a cleaning assessment company before the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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