The Energy Storage Solutions Program will be available only in Eversource and UI service territories. Municipal utilities are not included.
In order to receive an incentive, the equipment must have at least a 10-year warranty. All Eligible Contractors must offer a minimum 10-year workmanship warranty.
If participating in other demand response programs diminishes the BESS availability to perform during passive or active dispatches, then stacking will not be encouraged.
Non-compliance with passive dispatch will trigger violation notifications and potentially end the BESS participation in the program and require recoupment of a prorated portion of the upfront incentive. Average participation in active dispatch will be affected, and the performance payment will be lower.
The number one priority for PURA was to design a program in a cost-effective way. To accomplish this, PURA set a Ratepayer Impact Measure (RIM) target of 1.40. The reduction in incentive is needed to meet the cost-effective requirement of the program.
No, they are two different programs. The BESS will only participate in one program, not both. A customer may move from Connected Solutions to the active portion of Energy Storage Solutions during the first year but will need to commit to active dispatch for 10 years.
If allowed by PURA and ISO-NE, systems can participate in ISO-NE markets including the capacity, ancillary and energy markets.