What is Energy Storage Solutions?

Energy Storage Solutions, a new energy storage incentive program, is designed to help Eversource and UI customers install energy storage at their home or business. Energy storage backup can help people across Connecticut – from homeowners and small business owners to industrial manufacturers and critical infrastructure facilities – be more secure in the face of our changing climate. Energy Storage Solutions will help create a more reliable, resilient Connecticut, especially for vulnerable communities and those hit hardest by storm-related outages. But backup power does more than just help during an outage! The battery systems installed through this program will provide additional benefits to all ratepayers by lowering the energy demand on the grid, which can help keep energy costs from rising. This program, which officially launched in January 2022, is overseen by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), is paid for by ratepayers, and is administered by the Green Bank, Eversource, and UI. PURA has set a goal of deploying 580 megawatts (MW) of electric storage by 2030.