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Sources: Providence, RI

The greater Providence metro area actually extends into Massachusetts and consists of 1.6 million residents, which is actually larger than the entire state of RI. Rhode Islanders get 95% of their electricity from natural gas. However, there are no natural gas reserves in the state. All the natural gas Rhode Islanders use comes via pipeline from New York or Massachusetts. The natural gas used in RI used to originate from Canada but, with the increasing supply in Northeast states, most now originates in Pennsylvania. The remaining 5% of electricity is composed of solar, wind and biomass. For more information on Providence energy sources, see the graph below.

Sources for Providence, RI

Providence, RI produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

    • 95% of electricity comes from natural gas
    • Solar, wind and biomass energy make up the remaining 5% of electricity generation
    • The natural gas used in RI is received via pipeline from New York or Massachusetts
    • Rhode Island is home to the first offshore wind farm on Block Island


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