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Rhode Island Powers Up: New Energy Storage Legislation to Transform Grid

Posted by Savannah Gribbins on Jun 14, 2024

Rhode Island’s General Assembly passed the 2024 Energy Storage Systems Act last night

PROVIDENCE, RI – Advanced Energy United, the national clean energy business association, celebrates the passage of the 2024 Energy Storage Systems Act. This landmark legislation, passed last night, marks a pivotal step in Rhode Island’s journey toward a resilient, 100% clean electricity future. 

“With the passage of this legislation, Rhode Island has taken a critical step towards a clean energy future,” said Advanced Energy United's Rhode Island State Lead Kat Burnham. “This legislation not only positions Rhode Island as a leader in energy innovation but also paves the way for substantial economic growth. Energy storage is the backbone of a reliable clean energy grid, and this legislation ensures that Rhode Island’s grid will be robust and adaptable as we transition towards 100% clean electricity.”

Key Features of the Energy Storage Systems Act: 

  • Storage Targets: Rhode Island aims to deploy 90 megawatts of energy storage by 2026, 195 megawatts by 2028, and proposes a 600 megawatt target by 2033. 
  • Infrastructure Programs: The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank will develop programs to facilitate energy storage adoption across all sectors. 

The 2024 Energy Storage Systems Act now awaits Governor Daniel McKee’s signature, marking the final step before the bill becomes law. 

Click here to learn more about Advanced Energy United's work in Rhode Island and advocating for interconnection and removing barriers to growth in solar and wind.

Topics: Press Releases, Kat Burnham, Rhode Island