RHODE ISLAND

Vistra is guided by four core principles: we do business the right way, we work as a team, we compete to win, and we care about our stakeholders, including our customers, our communities where we work and live, our employees, and our investors.

Contacts

For key information and a primary point of contact for Rhode Island, please contact our Government affairs team.

VST In Rhode Island

Whether it’s our commitment to reduce carbon emissions, our focus on customer choice, or our belief in corporate transparency, we want you to know Vistra is powering a better way forward in Rhode Island.

Factsheet

Vistra (NYSE: VST) combines an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with a focus on safe, reliable, and efficient power generation. Through our retail subsidiaries, Vistra provides retail electric products to Rhode Island consumers.

Key Issues

Vistra takes a leadership role in various advocacy efforts, providing a crucial perspective for all of our stakeholders.

Vistra in Rhode Island

Vistra’s integrated retail divisions operate under multiple brands in Rhode Island. Our family of companies is proud to support the communities where our employees and customers live, work, and grow. We take pride in being a good neighbor, and strengthening the places where we have customers, where our valued employees live, and where we call home.

Services Provided:

  • Retail Electric

Retail Customer Classes Served:

  • Residential
  • Small & Medium Business

Our Brands in Rhode Island

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Vistra is a leading Fortune 275 integrated retail electricity and power generation company that combines an innovative, customer-centric approach to retail with safe, reliable, diverse, and efficient power generation.

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Viridian Energy offers affordable, responsible energy options to our residential and small commercial energy customers that work with their budget goals and lifestyle.

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Public Power, a retail electricity supplier, proudly powers homes and businesses across Rhode Island.

Contacts

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Rebekah Hamilton Kay
Director, Federal & Political Affairs
rkay@vistracorp.com
214-812-2031

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Priscilla Barbour Randle
Director, Federal & State Advocacy
priscilla.barbour@vistracorp.com
972-868-2870

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Sano Blocker
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
sano.blocker@vistracorp.com
214-629-7642

Key Issues

Competitive Markets

We believe in the power of competition to spark innovation and unleash customer benefits and value.

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As such, we believe that markets should be allowed to function freely with minimal oversight and regulated only to the extent needed to ensure a fair and equitable treatment of market participants and customers.

Customer Protections

We believe that customers should be protected against bad actors in the market.

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As such, we believe that customer protection regulations should provide relief to customers in these situations. We believe that customer protections should be structured in such a way that does not inhibit innovation, prevent fair business practices or punish good actors operating in good faith.

Limited Income & Vulnerable Group Protections

We believe that certain groups of customers may require greater assistance and/or protections than other classes.

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Among these are limited income, elderly, and medical critical care customers. We support public and private programs to assist these customers with their energy needs and protections to ensure they have the energy they need to prevent life-threatening conditions.

EV & EV Infrastructure:

Vistra supports the adoption of electric vehicles and the build out of EV infrastructure, including charging stations.

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Vistra believes that EVs and EV infrastructure are competitive products and should be provided through the competitive market. While Vistra does not support subsidization of competitive products in general, if legislative or regulatory action is taken to provide out-of-market support to EVs or EV infrastructure Vistra believes that these out-of-market actions should be targeted, time limited and done outside of utility rates.