How Are Your Energy Utilities Doing with Renewables?
Please add (as a Comment on this Post) your story about how energy utilities where you live are responding to radically changed costs and climate imperatives. We welcome all stories and especially those from outside the US!
I’ll start the ball rolling by sharing very encouraging news from Vermont in the northeast US, from Green Mountain Power, a local electricity company. “Green Mountain aims to turn homes, neighborhoods and towns into virtual power plants, able to reduce the amount of energy they draw from the central electric system.” Also of note: “Green Mountain became the first utility to offer customers access to Tesla’s Powerwall home battery system when it was released in 2015.”
“Many customers say they are happy to be part of greening the area’s energy supply, whether for the financial savings, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow global warming, or just to make sure the lights stay on in a power failure. The Vermont program offers just one example of the continuing efforts at the local level to rethink a largely carbon-based power system.”