Webinars will focus on battery storage for homeowners, policy and partnership between administrators, and technical assistance for affordable multifamily properties
Hartford, CT (March 8, 2022) – Clean Energy Group (CEG) and the Connecticut Green Bank are hosting a webinar series in March on Connecticut’s new Energy Storage Solutions Program, launched by Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) in January. The program is a nation-leading, nine-year effort to develop 580 MW of new distributed energy storage behind residential and commercial customer meters in Eversource and United Illuminating (UI) territories. Energy Storage Solutions combines equipment rebates with performance payments to support and encourage new behind-the-meter battery storage installations, with additional incentives for participants from historically underserved communities.
The first webinar in the series, titled “Connecticut’s New Energy Storage Solutions Program: How it Provides Benefits to Ratepayers, Participants and the Grid,” was held on March 1. The recording of that session can be found at https://www.cleanegroup.org/webinar/connecticuts-new-energy-storage-solutions-program/.
“Attendance at the first webinar was excellent, showing how much interest and excitement PURA’s new initiative has generated in Connecticut,” said Bryan Garcia, President and CEO of the Connecticut Green Bank, and co-moderator of the webinar series. “We want to encourage everyone to learn about battery storage technology and the incentives available. This program can improve your family’s resilience during power outages and help your community become more secure in the face of climate change.”
“The Energy Storage Solutions program is designed to capture the benefits of battery storage for electric customers, lowering energy supply costs for all and providing direct benefits to participating customers,” said Josh Ryor, Director of Utility Programs and Initiatives at the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. “The webinars announced today will support customer adoption and help other states replicate Connecticut’s innovative program design. We look forward to working with the Green Bank and the electric utilities to deliver on the promise of this program in the years to come.”
Energy Storage Solutions for Homeowners, Tuesday, March 15 from 11 am – 12 pm ET
This session is for residential customers interested in learning more about Energy Storage Solutions. Whether you have an existing solar system, are thinking of adding one, or want to have standalone batteries, this session will provide information on the process.
Putting the Policy into Practice: How the Green Bank, Eversource and Avangrid will Partner on Connecticut’s Energy Storage Solutions Program, Tuesday, March 15, from 3 – 4 pm ET
Energy Storage Solutions features a Justice40 goal (40 percent of the new energy storage installations should be in low-income or underserved communities). This webinar will explain how the program incentives work, who can participate, and where to get information and assistance.
How CEG and CT Green Bank are Helping Connecticut Affordable Housing Facilities Install Resilient Solar+Storage, Tuesday, March 29, from 3 – 4 pm ET
In order to support resilient solar+storage installations in multifamily affordable housing facilities – among the most challenging sectors for clean energy development – the Green Bank has partnered with CEG to offer project-specific technical assistance grants for pre-development feasibility studies. This webinar will show examples of the kind of technical assistance developers and facility managers can qualify for, and explain the process to apply. This webinar will also include participation from an affordable housing developer, who will speak to their experience navigating the resilient power process.
More information about the incentive program can be found at www.energystoragect.com.