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Rhode Island Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (RI)

The steps of the Rhode Island bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.

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Bulk Transmission Development in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In Rhode Island, Northeast Power Coordinating Council is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. Rhode Island has one balancing authority: ISO New England(ISO-NE). ISO-NE oversees the operation of the bulk electric power system and transmission lines in Rhode Island.

In Rhode Island, there are investor-owned, independent, and municipal transmission providers, including:

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