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Generac PWRcell – ConnectedSolutions BYOD Program

Earn hundreds per year for sharing your battery with the grid and participate in a new distributed energy economy.

National Grid customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Eversource customers in Massachusetts and Connecticut who are shopping for a Generac PWRcell system have an incredible opportunity to earn money and increase the return on investment for their new system. The new ConnectedSolutions program allows solar-plus-storage system owners to receive compensation for supporting the New England grid system during periods of highest demand.


How does ConnectedSolutions work?

When excessive demand strains the grid, utilities have to find extra power to respond to that demand. These high demand periods often are on the hottest days of the year when air conditioners are running. Until now, responding to demand has meant turning on expensive “peaker plants,” gas-fired power plants that are extremely expensive to run. Solutions like the Generac PWRcell are giving grid operators cleaner, more cost-effective options through demand response (“DR”) programs using aggregated residential batteries.

By enrolling Generac PWRcell system owners like you into ConnectedSolutions, National Grid and Eversource are developing networks of hundreds of smart batteries they can call on to respond to high-demand events. This process saves National Grid and Eversource money, which they pass on to you in the form of incentives, and helps lower carbon emissions in your region.

When National Grid or Eversource need battery power to meet peak demand, such as on a hot afternoon in the summer, it will call a demand response event. Over a period of 2-3 hours, your system will automatically export energy to the grid for the duration of the demand response event. Your installer will work with you to determine the maximum amount of stored energy your battery contributes to make sure you always have enough on hand if you need it. You will be compensated based on the average amount of battery power that your system is able to supply to the grid over the summer period (see FAQ below for more information). Generac PWRcell system owners have the option to earn additional money by also participating in non-summer months.


To get started, please fill out the form below to enroll your battery in ConnectedSolutions.


Apply for this program


FAQs


Avg. battery discharge (MA Example)PWRcell 9™PWRcell 12™PWRcell 15™PWRcell 17™

25%

$161

$214

$268

$321

50%

$323

$428

$536

$641

75%

$484

$641

$804

$962

100%

$645

$855

$1,073

$1,283

Avg. battery discharge (CT Example)PWRcell 9™PWRcell 12™PWRcell 15™PWRcell 17™

25%

$161

$214

$268

$321

50%

$323

$428

$536

$641

75%

$484

$641

$804

$962

100%

$645

$855

$1,073

$1,283

 

Avg. battery discharge (RI Example)PWRcell 9™ PWRcell 12™PWRcell 15™PWRcell 17™

25%


$287


$380


$477


$570

50%


$573


$760


$953


$1,140

75%


$860


$1,140


$1,430


$1,710

100%


$1,147


$1,520


$1,907


$2,280