Enroll your home battery storage system to earn incentives and help the grid!
New England’s electrical grid faces its highest demand during the hottest and coldest days of the year, driving up energy and infrastructure costs for everyone. You can make a difference by enrolling in Cape Light Compact’s ConnectedSolutions battery program!
How do I enroll?
Customers can enroll through their qualified battery system or inverter manufacturer. The battery system partners that are currently approved for participation in the Cape Light Compact’s ConnectedSolutions program are listed below. Follow the links below to enroll through your battery system/inverter manufacturer’s website:
You can also email the completed application found at the link below to email@example.com.
How it works
By enrolling your qualified battery energy storage system in Cape Light Compact’s ConnectedSolutions program, you can earn incentives for allowing the Compact to tap into your battery’s stored energy at times of high electricity demand. During these peak demand events, Cape Light Compact will send a signal to your battery’s inverter to discharge the battery, reducing the strain on the grid.
There are currently two demand response seasons: summer and winter. You can earn incentives based on your battery system’s average kilowatt (kW) discharge over the course of all of the season’s peak demand events, at the rates shown in the chart below. Your battery system performance, and therefore your per-season incentive amount, will vary based on the size and configuration of your battery.
|Incentive per average kW discharge ($/kW season)||$225||$50|
|Season Dates||June 1 – September 30||December 1 – March 31|
|Number of events||30 – 60||1 - 15|
|Event Duration||3 hours maximum||3 hours maximum|
|Event timing||2 p.m. – 7 p.m.||2 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
Customers who enroll before 2022 will have the above summer incentive rates locked in for the first 5 summers of participation.
If there is an extreme weather event forecasted, Cape Light Compact will not discharge your battery for a peak demand event so that it remains ready to power your home in the event of an outage.
The battery inverter systems currently supported by the Compact’s battery ConnectedSolutions program are:
As more battery and inverter manufacturer partners are added to the program, the Compact will update this list.
Customers can apply for a zero-interest HEAT Loan for the equipment and labor costs associated with installing a new battery storage system that will participate in ConnectedSolutions. If you are interested in financing your new battery system with a HEAT Loan and would like to receive an authorization form, please check the appropriate field on your ConnectedSolutions application. Your installer will need to submit an installation quote that complies with these guidelines.