Tesla’s Powerwall as the beating heart of your home

Tesla’s Powerwall as the beating heart of your home

Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) seeks to remove standard electric utility metering hardware and replace it with the equipment inside of a Tesla Powerwall.

Vermont's largest utility wants 100% renewable power by 2030

Vermont's largest utility wants 100% renewable power by 2030

The utility, which serves more than 75% of Vermont electric customers, about 265,000 residential and business users, hopes to achieve the goal by getting more power from local sources and by buying more carbon-free wind and hydroelectric energy.

Vermont Utility Green Mountain Power Commits to 100% Renewables by 2030

Vermont Utility Green Mountain Power Commits to 100% Renewables by 2030

To build up to its 2030 renewables target, the utility plans to increase its purchases of wind and hydropower and add local, distributed resources and energy storage.

Green New Deal Excludes Nuclear And Would Thus Increase Emissions -- Just Like It Did In Vermont

Green New Deal Excludes Nuclear And Would Thus Increase Emissions -- Just Like It Did In Vermont

Had Vermont’s utilities supplied its customers with power from Vermont Yankee instead of from out-of-state fossil electricity, nearly half of the state’s increase in emissions since 1990 could have been avoided.

Utility storage incentive changes include upfront payment

Utility storage incentive changes include upfront payment

Peak costs from the regional bulk grid, which is largely out of our control, are one of the biggest drivers of rates.” The new BYOD program is part of a partnership between Renewable Energy Vermont and GMP to increase the availability of products and services to help individuals, organizations and groups “make energy transformation in a quicker, more coordinated way to fight climate change,” Green Mountain Power noted.

How energy efficiency delivers green dividends in red and blue states

How energy efficiency delivers green dividends in red and blue states

Policies like those that encourage the retrofitting of low-income homes in Texas with insulation and provide cash incentives for new homes in Vermont that generate as much power as they consume are reducing carbon emissions and pollution while creating jobs.

Solar+saffron experiment could pave the path to more dual-use farms

Solar+saffron experiment could pave the path to more dual-use farms

The Center for Saffron Research & Development at the University of Vermont (UVM) started growing the lucrative crop of its namesake underneath solar panels about a year ago after Steve Yates, project director at local solar EPC Peck Solar , approached the center with an idea and some money.

Green Mountain Power turning to solar plus storage to manage costs during peak demand

Green Mountain Power turning to solar plus storage to manage costs during peak demand

This focus on forward-thinking energy solutions is why I wasn't surprised to come across this story on a Vermont utility that was investing in solar panels and battery storage on a utility-scale to assist in smoothing out the strain on generation services during peak demand.

This Vermont Utility Is Selling Tesla Batteries for More Reasons Than You Think

This Vermont Utility Is Selling Tesla Batteries for More Reasons Than You Think

While a handful of utilities plan to buy energy from large battery banks manufactured by Tesla, the Vermont utility is unique in its decision to sell small home batteries to regular homeowners.