1. Batteries vs. Blackouts: 1,100 Homes Powered Through Vermont Outage With Storage

    Batteries vs. Blackouts: 1,100 Homes Powered Through Vermont Outage With Storage

    Home batteries proved their resilience value during Vermont's Halloween blackout. A major rain and wind storm struck the state at the close of October, knocking out power to some 115,000 customers. Among those affected, 1,100 homes managed to keep the lights on thanks to pilot programs specifically designed to promote resilient backup power with energy storage. The battery backup service lasted nine hours on average, but the longest instance stretched to 82 hours.

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    1. We think about our need to deliver reliability constantly.
    2. We had near-100 mile-per-hour gusts on top of some of the ridge lines.
    3. I hope we get to a point where storage in a home is no different from a computer in a home.
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