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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. You will be notified before any event. If there is an extreme weather event in the forecast, we will not draw energy from your battery.

  Summer Winter
Incentive per average kW used $225 $50
Season Dates June 1- September 30 December 1 - March 31
Number of Events 30-60 5
Event Duration 3 hours 3 hours
Timing 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Notifications Before every event Before every event

Your battery installer or vendor may submit the application for you. You can also download the application below and email it to:

Download Application

Qualified Battery Vendors

At this time Sonnen is the only eligible battery manufacturers for ConnectedSolutions. Learn more about their products.

Financing Options

Home batteries and installation costs are eligible for 0% financing through the Mass Save HEAT load sponsored by Eversource.

Click here for more information about the HEAT loan and how to apply.

Yearly Earnings

How much you earn is based on the average kW Eversource uses 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. Please contact your battery vendor or installer for more information about your battery's expected contribution. 

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.

Click here to learn more about the SMART Program.