Lt. Governor McKee, Division of Public Utilities To Launch Energy Website Empower RI will help business and residential customers compare electricity prices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee will be joined by Rhode Island
Division of Public Utilities and Carriers Administrator Thomas Ahern on Wednesday,
January 27, 2016, at 2 p.m. for the launch of Empower RI, a website to help Rhode
Islanders shop for the best electricity prices.

Empower RI will allow business and residential customers to compare electricity
prices and terms from competitive suppliers to the current «Standard Offer» from
National Grid. The site is designed to make the process of selecting a competitive
electricity supplier easier and more transparent in Rhode Island, which has some of
the highest energy costs in the country.

Empower RI is a joint effort of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the Rhode
Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers and Rhode Island Interactive.