Newburyport has been a leader in the adoption of clean energy and sustainable practices with a strong commitment to advancing renewable energy sources. The city’s Energy Advisory Committee and its designation as a Green Community have helped residents, businesses, and municipal operations save money while driving a responsible transformation in the way energy is generated and consumed.
Several years ago, many Newburyport residents and some of the city’s municipal operations enrolled in the Nexamp community solar program. That program, which offers discounted solar credits to subscribers, helps to both reduce electric costs and promote the expansion of clean energy on the grid.
Now, thanks to the strong relationship with Newburyport, Nexamp has chosen the city for its new home energy storage pilot program. As part of this limited program, and with the support of the Newburyport Energy Advisory Committee, Nexamp is offering free home energy storage systems exclusively to Newburyport residents. For those who choose to participate in the program, Nexamp will install a battery in your garage or basement at no cost. This battery provides homeowners with access to an automated source of backup power while also helping to reduce the utility upgrades needed to meet area electricity demand.
Nexamp looked at several communities for this pilot program but selected Newburyport because of its existing relationship and the high percentage of aging grid circuits in the area. Home energy storage systems will help address grid demand while offering a number of resiliency advantages across the service area.
Interested residents do not need to be Nexamp community solar subscribers to participate in this free pilot program, but there are some requirements and restrictions to ensure a successful installation. If you are interested in participating and would like to learn more, schedule a time to speak with Mike Spiro, Director of Consumer Products for Nexamp at https://calendly.com/mspiro-nexamp/intro-meeting.