Rhode Island - Green Power Purchasing

January 22, 2009


In January 2006, Rhode Island’s governor established a goal for the state government to buy 15% of its electricity from renewable-energy resources by 2016. In September 2006, the goal was accelerated to 20% by 2011. The Office of the Governor anticipates that qualifying electricity will be generated by wind turbines and hydropower facilities.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Rhode Island
Incentive Type: Green Power Purchasing
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Wind (All)
  • Hydroelectric
  • Wind (Small)
Renewables % or Amount: Goal: 20% by 2011


Name: Executive Order 06-02
Date Enacted: 1/12/2006
Effective Date: 1/12/2006


Name: Andrew Dzykewicz
Organization: Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
Address: One Capitol Hill
Providence RI 02908-5890
Phone: (401) 222-7524

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.