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About Us:

Since 2002, People's Power & Light has pursued a mission to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable for the consumers of Rhode Island. Working with our sister organization in Massachusetts, Mass Energy, we advocate for consumers and the environment.

We offer several programs for households and businesses

Our Green Power programs, New England Wind and New England GreenStart, enable households and businesses to choose green electricity from local renewable sources that are better for the environment than fossil fuels. You may also donate one-time or monthly to our New England Wind Fund. We also promote accessibility to residential solar power and proudly provide the general public with opportunities to explore local renewable energy sources up close. Learn more.

Our Discount Heating Oil Service provides our 11,000+ members with savings of $100-300 per year on heating oil. We offer flexible service with local, full-service dealers. Learn more

Energy efficiency is key to making energy affordable and sustainable. We promote energy assessments through the Mass Save program, and offer tips to reduce energy use to our members and the general public. In addition, our Executive Director holds a seat on the state’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Council and we advocate for stronger energy efficiency policy. Get energy efficiency tips and updates.

Check out a list of all of our programs here


Our staff serves as a trusted voice for both consumers and the environment on local, state, regional and national energy issues.

An Accountable Nonprofit

Our organization, doing business as People’s Power & Light in Rhode Island, and our Massachusetts arm, Mass Energy Consumers Alliance, are officially the Energy Consumers Alliance of New England, an IRS-designated nonprofit 501(c)3. Click here for documents detailing our accountability.



Video Remarks from United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse about People's Power & Light: