The Ocean State
Utility: Consumers in Rhode Island may choose their natural gas supplier.
Rhode Island Electric Choice: Yes. Consumers in Rhode Island’s National Grid may choose their electric supplier. Customers who choose an alternate supplier still receive a bill from the local distribution company ( LDC ) and may select from consolidated or dual billing packages.
Deregulated Gas Year Electric Year
Rhode Island Yes 1996 Yes 1996 National Grid has electric and natural gas choice.
Rhode Island Population: 1,059,361 People/ Land Mile: 1,024.7
Square Miles: 1,545 Land Miles: 1,034 Water Miles: 511
Electric Retail Average: 18.1 cents/kWh (Ave)
Rhode Island Power Mix
U.S. Commodity Sources 2019:
• Natural gas: 93.2%
• Solar PV: 0.9%
• Wind: 2.9%
• Biomass: 2.7%
2013 U.S. Commodity Sources:
• Natural gas: 98%
List of certified natural gas suppliers