Home Battery Storage Options

We have two options for customers to earn rewards using home batteries. Find the program that's right for you.

What Is A Home Battery Storage System?

Equipping your house with home battery storage can help you be more prepared as storms become more frequent. You can charge your battery in good weather and rely on it to power your essential appliances when the power goes out.

Charging your battery:

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

Benefits compared to generators:

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

Which Program Is Right For You?

Eversource offers two rewards programs for home battery storage systems. Both programs reward you for allowing us to use your battery system to lessen strain on the electric grid.

There are several key differences between the two programs, though. See below to decide which program is right for you, and then get started.

More Information:

There are key differences between Energy Storage Solutions and ConnectedSolutions Demand Response. Learn more about when events will be called, how much you can earn in rewards, and more.

An event occurs when customers are asked to curtail their energy because demand on the New England electric grid is forecasted to approach its peak.

Energy Storage Solutions ConnectedSolutions Demand Response
Incentive to purchase and install the battery Incentive may cover up to a max of 50% but never more than $7,500 None
Summer events date range  Passive Events: June, July August
Active Events: June through September
June through September
Winter event date range November through March December through March
Summer incentives  $200 per average KW contributed $225 per average KWcontributed
Winter incentives $25 per kW contributed None
Summer passive events Daily on all non-holiday weekdays, up to 5 hours per event None
Summer active events 30 - 60 called events at 1- 3 hours per event on non-holiday weekdays 30 - 60 called events, events can last up to 3 hours
Winter passive events None None
Winter active events 1 to 5 events, 1 to 3 hours per event None
Weekend events Active events can be called on weekdays, weekends and holidays in summer and winter Up to 2 events in the summer only, for 3 hours
At what time might active events occur? Between 9 am and 9 pm Between 2 pm and 7 pm
At what time might passive events occur? Between 3 pm and 8 pm None
Term 10 year incentive 5 year incentive lock

Home Solar Power and Battery Storage

Pairing a home solar system with battery storage is very common combination, and a great way to get the most benefit out of both systems.

If you're interested in home solar Eversource offers financing options, advice, incentives and more to help you get started.

Learn more about Home Solar