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Energy Facility Siting Board

Agency Description

The Energy Facility Siting Board, established by Rhode Island General Laws 42-98-1 et seq. , is a part of state government and consists of three (3) members, the Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission, the Director of the Department of Environmental Management and the Associate Director of Administration for Planning. The Chairperson of the Public Utilities Commission serves as the Chairperson of the Energy Facility Siting Board. The Board is the licensing and permitting authority for all licenses, which under any statute of the state or ordinance of any political subdivision of the state, would be required for siting, construction or alteration of a major energy facility in Rhode Island, except for licenses, issued by the Department of Environmental Management under the delegated authority of federal law of Chapter 2-1 of the Rhode Island General Laws, or licenses issued by the Coastal Resources Management Council under Chapter 46-23 of the Rhode Island General Laws.

Office

The principal office of the Board is located at the Public Utilities Commission, 89 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI 02888. All communication to the Board should be sent to: Coordinator, Energy Facility Siting Board, 89 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI 02888, unless otherwise specifically directed.

Frequently Asked Questions

EFSB Rules

Orders

Master Construction Plans Available Via Web

Docket Materials Available Via Web (Last Updated 10/2/20)

Docket Number Description Status
SB-2021-04 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid to Mobilize and Operate a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Vaporization Facility at Old Mill Lane (Portsmouth, RI) Open
SB-2021-03 Sea 3 Providence, LLC Petition for Declaratory Order Regarding the Rail Service Incorporation Project Open
SB-2021-02 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid
J16S 115kV Transmission Line Thermal Upgrade Project Cumberland, RI
Closed
SB-2021-01 Revolution Wind Project Application for a License to Construct Open
SB-2020-03

The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid Notice of Intent to Construct 115 kV Loop Lines of Less Than 1,000 Feet (Wickford Junction Substation Loop Line)

Closed
SB-2020-02 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid Petition for Declaratory Order Regarding Portable LNG Vaporization Equipment Closed
SB-2020-01 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid Notice of Intent to Construct 115 kV Loop Lines of Less than 1,000 Feet (Iron Mine Hill Road Substiation Loop Line) Closed
SB-2019-05 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid Q-143 and R-144 115 kV Underground Transmission Line Reconductoring Project Providence, RI Closed
SB-2019-04 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid Petition for Waiver for Temporary Old Mill Lane Vaporization, Portsmouth, RI Closed
SB-2019-03 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid Notice of Intent to Construct 115 kV Tap Lines of Less than 1,000 Feet (Dunnell Park Substation Tap Lines) Closed
SB-2019-02 Petition of Energy Storage Resources, LLC for a Jurisdiction Determination Pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-8 Closed
SB-2019-01 Notice of Intent to Construct 69kV Loop Lines of Less than 1,000 feet (Newport Substation Loop Lines) Closed
SB-2018-06 Petition for Declaratory Order re: Proposed Gas Main Construction - GrowthPoint- Southern RI Growth Reinforcement Project Closed
SB-2018-05 Rulemaking - Amendments to Rules of Practice and Procedure Closed
SB-2018-04 Rulemaking - Amendments to Access to Public Records Regulation Closed
SB-2018-03 Narragansett Electric Company Petition for Declaratory Order re: Allens Avenue multi-station rebuild project in Providence Closed

SB-2018-02

Narragansett Electric Company Petition for Declaratory Order Re: existing gas pipeline replacement Closed
SB-2018-01 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid - Notice of Intent to Relocate Existing Transmission Lines of Less Than 1,000 Feet (Relocation of the Q-143S, R-144, S-171N, and T-172N 115 kV Transmission Lines at Woonsocket Substation in North Smithfield) Closed
SB-2017-02 The Narragansett Electric Co. d/b/a National Grid Providence River 115k Cable Relocation Project Closed
SB 2017-01 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid and Clear River Energy, LLC's Joint Application to Construct the Burrillville Interconnection Project in Burrillville, Rhode Island Closed
SB-2016-02 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a/ National Grid - Franklin Square Substation to South Street Substation 115 kV Underground Transmission Line Project Closed
SB-2016-01 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid- Application to Construct the Aquidneck Island Reliability Project in Portsmouth and Middletown Rhode Island Closed
SB 2015-06 Invenergy Thermal Development LLC’s Application to Construct the Clear River Energy Center Power Plant in Burrillville, RI Closed
SB-2015-05 Intent to Construct a Power Line Less than 1000 feet New London Avenue Substation 115 kV Tap Line Closed
SB-2015-04 Intent to Reconductor Approximately 2.2 miles of the Existing J16 115kV Transmission Line (Woonsocket and Cumberland) Closed
SB-2015-03 Intent to Reconductor Approximately 4.2 miles of the Existing V148N 115kV Transmission Line (North Smithfield and Lincoln) Closed
SB-2015-02 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a/ National Grid - Intent to Construct Chase Hill Substation Loop Line Closed
SB-2015-01 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a/ National Grid - Intent to Construct Kilvert Street Substation Tap Line Closed
SB-2014-01 The Narragansett Electric Company d/b/a National Grid-G-185S 115kV Transmission Line Reconductoring Project Closed
SB-2013-02 Narragansett Electric Co. Intent to Construct 115kV Loop Line in Cumberland (Highland Drive Substation) Closed
SB-2013-01 Intent to Construct a 115kV loop line (Shun Pike Substation Tap) Closed
SB-2012-01 Interstate Reliability Project - National Grid Closed
SB-2010-01 Proposed Access to Public Records Regulation Closed
SB-2009-01 Rhode Island LFG Genco, LLC an Affiliate of Ridgewood Renewable Power, LLC Proposed Power Line Construction Project Closed
SB-2008-02 Rhode Island Reliability Project - National Grid Closed
SB 2003-01

E183 Transmission Line Relocation Project - A/C I-195 Relocation

Link to Supreme Court Appeal Docket

Closed/ Appealed to Supreme Court of RI
Undocketed Tiverton Power LLC’s Proposed Solar Project  
Undocketed Tiverton Power LLC’s Proposed Incremental Capacity Upgrades to the Tiverton Power Facility, Originally Licensed in Docket No. SB-97-1  

 

 


RI Public Utilities Commission, 89 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI 02888
Voice: 401-941-4500 • Email: thomas.kogut@dpuc.ri.gov

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