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  • In May 2017, the first operational U.S. offshore wind farm began providing power to Block Island, with cables connecting Block Island to the mainland grid for the first time.  The wind farm features five 6-megawatt turbines.
  • Rhode Island had the lowest per capita energy consumption among all states in 2016.
  • Rhode Island’s Port of Providence, a major deep water port in New England, is a key regional transportation and heating fuel products hub.
  • In 2017, natural gas fueled 92% of Rhode Island's net electricity generation.
  • Rhode Island's total emissions of carbon dioxide were the second-lowest among all states in 2015.

Last Updated: June 21, 2018

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