In a 4-0 vote during Tuesday's meeting, members approved supporting a resolution that urges the General Assembly to enact legislation that establishes the East Bay Energy Consortium (EBEC).
Nine communities have agreed join in on the green project that would erect wind turbines to cut energy costs.
Project supporters are hopeful the legislation will be approved by May or early June, according to East Providence Planning Director Jeanne Boyle.
A potential site has been targeted in Tiverton. It is an industrial area, she said. It's still unknown how energy dividends would be split among the involved communities.
Eric Bush, project manager of the project attended the meeting to answer questions councilors may have asked; however, he didn't get a chance to address them, as members quickly approved the resolution.