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Connecticut Home Battery Storage Options

We have two options for customers to earn rewards using home batteries in Connecticut. 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 Connecticut home battery storage systems: 

  • Energy Storage Solutions (ESS)
    You'll access an up-front rebate up to 50% of the cost of your battery system, and likely be rewarded more for alleviating strain on the grid.

  • ConnectedSolutions
    You will not receive an up-front rebate and will make less in rewards, but we will draw power from your battery less often.

ConnectedSolutions for Connecticut battery customers will not accept new enrollments after December 1st, 2023. Energy Storage Solutions will be the sole offering for new enrollments after that date. Existing ConnectedSolutions customers will have the option to stay in ConnectedSolutions as long as we have the funding for it or transfer over to Energy Storage Solutions.

Both programs reward you for allowing us to use your battery system to lessen strain on the electric grid. 

Sign up for Energy Storage Solutions Sign up for ConnectedSolutions

Detailed Comparison

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

A battery event occurs when participants’ batteries are discharged toward the grid because demand on the New England electric grid is forecasted to approach its peak.

Energy Storage SolutionsConnectedSolutions
Incentive to purchase and install the batteryIncentive may cover up to a max of 50% but never more than $7,500None
Summer events date range Passive Events: June, July August
Active Events: June through September
June through September
Winter event date rangeNovember through MarchNone
Summer incentives $200 per average KW contributed$225 per average KW contributed
Winter incentives$25 per kW contributedNone
Summer passive eventsDaily on all non-holiday weekdays, up to 5 hours per eventNone
Summer active events30 - 60 called events at 1- 3 hours per event on non-holiday weekdays30 - 60 called events, events can last up to 3 hours
Winter passive eventsNoneNone
Winter active events1 to 5 events, 1 to 3 hours per eventNone
Weekend eventsActive events can be called on weekdays, weekends and holidays in summer and winterUp to 2 events in the summer only, for 3 hours
At what time might active events occur?Between 9 am and 9 pmBetween 3 pm and 8 pm
At what time might passive events occur?Between 3 pm and 8 pmNone
Term10 year incentiveNone

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 a home solar energy system, Eversource offers advice, incentives and more to help you get started.

Learn more about home solar