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Energy Storage Solutions in Connecticut

A battery system can help your business save with peak demand management, and increased resiliency when the power goes out. 

What is Energy Storage Solutions?

Energy Storage Solutions is a cutting-edge program designed to help Connecticut become more resilient and alleviate strain on the electric grid. We're helping businesses and communities install battery systems and using them to help power the grid during times of high electricity demand.

Upfront incentives

When you enroll, you'll have access to incentives covering up to 50% of the cost of buying and installing your battery.

You are required to participate in passive dispatch to access these incentives.

Performance-based incentive

You will also have the option to receive additional incentives based on how much power your battery system contributes to the grid. Exact incentive amounts depend on a few different factors, and are in the link below.

Learn more about Energy Storage Solutions for your business

How Can A Battery Storage System Help My Business?

Equipping your business with battery storage can help you be more prepared as storms become more frequent. You can charge your battery in good weather and use it as a backup when the power goes out.

Charging your battery

You can charge your battery using the grid or a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. There are a number of different battery sizes, options and manufacturers, so you can find the one that's right for your business.

Benefits compared to generators

Unlike gasoline-powered generators, a battery system requires no set-up when you lose power, has no risk of carbon-monoxide poisoning, and does not emit greenhouse gasses.

Available options

Many of the most popular battery storage systems are available for Energy Storage Solutions. You can consult our eligible equipment list to see all available models.

Answers to Popular Questions About Energy Storage Solutions

Do I need to have solar in order to install a battery?

You do not need solar to install a battery or enroll in Energy Storage Solutions. However, there are several benefits to pairing these systems with a solar system. Learn more about solar.

How do I connect my battery to the grid?

A battery needs to be installed and connected by an eligible contractor. They will handle all the technical details. Even if you're not enrolling in Energy Storage Solutions, we do ask that you or your contractor contact us when installing your battery, so we can make sure the electrical grid in your area is ready to accept your battery.

Will Eversource discharge my battery before a storm?

Not if we can help it. Eversource will not discharge your battery two days before any storms predicted to cause outages in your area.

How hard is it to switch to battery power during a storm?

Batteries should sense a loss of power automatically, and will start powering your business immediately. No extra work required.

How long will a battery system last before it needs to be replaced?

We recommend consulting your specific battery system model for this information. Energy Storage Solutions does require all batteries and workmanship have a minimum 10 year warranty.

Pair Your Battery System With Solar

Combining your battery system with solar energy is a very popular option.

Learn more about our solar solutions