Demand Response for Home Battery Storage
Earn rewards and lower carbon emissions by enrolling your home battery storage system in Eversource's ConnectedSolutions.
Home batteries can help you store clean energy generated by a home solar system, or simply provide backup energy in case you need it.
By enrolling in the ConnectedSolutions Demand Response program, you will be rewarded for allowing Eversource to use the energy stored in your battery at times of high demand.
Incentives for home batteries are based on the average kilowatt (kW) used per event, averaged over the season. There are two seasons you can enroll in. All events will occur between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. If there is an extreme weather event in the forecast, we will not draw energy from your battery.
|Incentive per average kW used
||June 1- September 30
||December 1 - March 31
|Number of Events
||2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
||2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Your battery installer or vendor may submit the application for you. You can also download the application below and email it to: ConnectedSolutions@eversource.com.
At this time Sonnen, Generac, Tesla and SolarEdge are the only eligible equipment manufacturers for ConnectedSolutions. Visit our FAQ page or click below to learn more.
How much you earn is based on the average kW your battery contributes per event. A typical home battery could contribute an average of 5 kW per event. This would earn $1,125 for the summer season and $250 for the winter season.
Different batteries can contribute different amounts during events, and your battery must perform in accordance to your interconnection agreement. Additionally, some manufacturers may collect a portion of the incentive payment. Please contact your battery manufacturer or installer for more information about your battery's expected contribution and what, if any, portion of the incentive they collect.
Home batteries and installation costs are eligible for 0% financing through the Mass Save HEAT loan sponsored by Eversource.
Click here for more information about the HEAT loan and how to apply.
SMART Program and Demand Response
If your battery is connected to a home solar PV system you can also earn incentives from the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program administered by the state of Massachusetts.
SMART requires that your battery be discharged to the grid 52 times a year to earn incentives, and discharges through ConnectedSolutions count toward this requirement.
Click here to learn more about the SMART Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Like to know more? We have answers to frequently asked questions about the ConnectedSolutions Battery Storage Demand Response program.
Learn more here.