The energy storage technology will empower customers to become more energy independent while allowing the company to reduce peak demand.
"We are excited to bring Tesla's Powerwall to our customers. The Powerwall offers greater energy independence for customers, and offers GMP an opportunity to reduce peak demand on our system, which saves our customers money," said Mary Powell, president and chief executive officer (CEO) for GMP. "This is a great example of how GMP, as Vermont's Energy Company of the Future, is empowering customers to have more control over their energy choices while saving money and increasing reliability."
The Tesla home battery can be paired with small-scale solar power such as rooftop solar panels to store locally generated energy, or it can be used without solar as a battery to store power from the grid. During a storm or emergency, the battery is able to power essential parts of the home like lights, a refrigerator, and furnace.
GMP will begin receiving Powerwalls in October and deploy them to customers in Rutland, the Energy City of the Future, and then statewide.
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