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Vermont Approves Pioneering Battery Storage Energy Program

Green Mountain Power (GMP) customers now have two new home battery programs they can enroll in starting June 5, after a Vermont Public Utility Commission order was issued last week. GMP’s Tesla Powerwall and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs are both modeled on the company’s pilot programs that provide customer savings and back-up power during outages, according to the company.

 

GMP’s BYOD tariff, in partnership with Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), offers up to $10,000 in upfront incentives to customers purchasing their own batteries through local installers. At least 500 customers can enroll each year up to a maximum of five MW of total energy storage capacity annually.

 

Customers can choose from several battery brands, and the amount of stored power they enroll determines the amount of their upfront savings. Customers enrolled in this program also help to lower costs for all GMP customers by providing access to stored energy during peak demand times.

 

The enrollment process for the incentives starts June 5thand customers can enroll directly with REV members offering participating battery storage services including:

 

Building Energy Services, Catamount Solar, DC Energy Innovations, Grassroots Solar, Green Earth Energy, Green Mountain Electrical Supply, Green Mountain Solar, Harvestar Power, Integrated Solar Applications, Integrity Energy, Norwich Solar Technologies, Nunez Electric, O’Meara Solar, Peck Electric, Positive Energy, Power Guru, PV Squared, Radiant Works, RAK Solar Services, ReVision Energy, Robert Stubbins Electrical, Same Sun of Vermont, Saxtons River Solar Electric, Smith & McClain, Solaflect Energy, Solar Dave, Solar Pro, Solartech, Southern Vermont Solar, Sun Catcher, SunCommon, Sunrun, and USA Solar Store.

 

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