Robust Revenue Opportunities for Homeowners through Fortress Power’s EnergyBroker Initiative
LANGHORNE, PA (July 11, 2023) – Fortress Power is proud to announce their official inclusion in the ConnectedSolutions programs in the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
As of last week, Fortress Power is listed on the websites of the largest utilities in each state, confirming the company’s addition into the program that allows home and business owners to generate revenue of up to $1,125 annually with their Fortress Power solutions in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and a whopping $3,000 each year in Rhode Island.
What is ConnectedSolutions?
ConnectedSolutions is a utility demand response program through which utilities ask customers to reduce consumption during peak periods. By doing so, they alleviate pressure on the grid and prevent emissions from some of the most carbon-intensive generators.
During peak demand events, which occur roughly 30 to 60 times per year primarily during the summer months (roughly June–September), utilities request the ability to draw energy stored within your Fortress Power system in exchange for paying a fixed rate to the homeowner.
These events typically last a few hours at a time, and the battery recharges the following day through PV, requiring no action on the part of the homeowner.
“It’s providing clean, cost-effective energy to the utilities,” summarized Brian London, vice president of Energy Services at Fortress Power. “The best thing is the utilities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island work collectively through the ConnectedSolutions program – they don’t need to implement their own programs independently.”
Massachusetts has been a pioneering state in East Coast adoption of renewable energy. MassSave and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (Mass DOER) in particular have been instrumental in adoption of solar, offshore wind, and battery programs in the New England region.
In Connecticut, the CT Green Bank is the first of its kind in the United States, an entity accelerating the deployment of clean energy and making that energy affordable for customers through Connecticut Energy Storage Solutions, an additional program where Fortress Power has gained approval.
The introduction of the Envy True 12K was a turning point for Fortress Power’s participation in ConnectedSolutions.
“Now that we have our own inverter, we can participate in the program and provide value directly to our customers,” London explained.
London offered specific appreciation to Ed Kranich at Connecticut Green Bank as well as representatives at EnergyHub for their roles in aiding with Fortress Power’s addition to ConnectedSolutions.
“We’re excited to work with our installer partners to provide additional value to end customers – both residential and commercial,” he concluded.
Fortress Power’s EnergyBroker
Home and business owners in Massachusetts and Connecticut can begin the process of earning money in exchange for stored energy through ConnectedSolutions by visiting Fortress Power’s EnergyBroker page, where we handle scheduling, bidding, and discharging your stored energy – and distribute payments once earned!
About Fortress Power
Headquartered in Langhorne, PA, Fortress Power is a leading global designer and manufacturer of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery energy storage systems for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The Company has operations across North America, the Caribbean, Central America, and Asia. In addition to its award-winning local live technical support, Fortress Power has partnered with industry-leading lending institutions to help make investment in solar and storage as easy as possible.