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Generac PWRcell – ConnectedSolutions BYOD Program


Make money every year by sharing your battery with your utility, and participate in the new distributed energy economy.

National Grid and Eversource customers who are considering a Generac PWRcell system have another significant reason to say yes! By participating in the ConnectedSolutions demand response program, they have an incredible opportunity to earn money and increase the return on investment on their new PWRcell system.


Next Steps

1. Contact a Generac Certified Installer (search under Clean Energy Sales & Service).

2. Install the PWRcell that’s right for you.

3. Sign up for ConnectedSolutions (your Generac Certified Installer will help with this).


ConnectedSolutions Application (To be filled out by your installer)

Are you a homeowner interested in the ConnectedSolutions program?*


Refer to Step 1 on "Next Steps" to find a Generac Certified Installer for you.
An installer will collect all the information needed to complete the ConnectedSolutions application and submit it for you.

Homeowner Information

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Select homeowner's electric utility provider*

 
 
 
 
 

HEAT Loan Option (MA and RI only)

0% Financing for the costs of the battery is available for Massachusetts and Rhode Island customers through the Mass Save HEAT Loan sponsored by Eversource and the RI 0% Heat Loan by National Grid. Qualified customers may receive an authorization form which can be brought to participating lenders to apply for the loan. Some restrictions apply, see Massave.com/heatloan and eligibility requirements and details.

I would like an authorization form emailed to me.

Vendor Quote (only required if applying for HEAT Loan)

Please attach the vendor quote for the battery storage system to this application. This quote should only include the incremental cost of installing the battery storage system. Quotes are not needed for system installed before April of 2019.

Was your system installed prior to April, 2019?

 
 
 
1. Incentives
Subject to these Terms & Conditions, the Program Administrator will pay Incentives to the Customer or their designated vendor based on
curtailment performance.
2. Definitions
a) “Customer” means the residential or commercial customer maintaining an active account for service with a PA’s electric distribution company,
or in the case of a Program Administrator which is a municipal aggregator, maintains an account for service with the distribution company
serving the territory of such Program Administrator, and who satisfies the Program eligibility requirements established by the Program
Administrator.
b) “DRM” are those demand reduction measures described in the Program Materials or other Custom Measures.
c) “Facility” means the Customer location served by the Program Administrator where DRMs are to be implemented.
d) “Incentives” means those payments made by the Program Administrator to Customers or to their designated vendor pursuant to the Program
Materials and these Terms and Conditions. Incentives may also be referred to as “Rebates”.
e) “Program” means the DRMs offered by the Program Administrator to Customers.
f) “Program Administrator” or “PA” means Cape Light Compact JPE, or Eversource Energy, or National Grid, or Unitil, as applicable.
g) “Program Materials” means the documents and information provided by the Program Administrator specifying the qualifying DRMs,
technology requirements, costs and other Program requirements, which include, without limitation, program guidelines and requirements,
and application forms.
3. Application Process and Requirement for Program Administrator Approval
a) The Customer or their designated vendor shall submit a completed application in the form specified by the Program Administrator.
b) The Program Administrator reserves the right to approve or disapprove of any application or proposed DRMs.
4. Incentive Amounts, Requirements for Incentives and Incentive Payment Conditions
a) The PA reserves the right to adjust and/or negotiate the Incentive amount, up until the customer’s application is accepted, at which point the
Incentive is guaranteed for five years, as described in the Program Materials.
b) PA shall not be obligated to pay the Incentive amount until all the following conditions are met:
(1) PA approves Customer’s application
(2) all applicable permits, licenses and inspections have been obtained by Customer,
c) Upon PA’s written request, Customer will be required to refund any Incentives paid if Customer does not comply with these Terms and
Conditions and Program requirements.
d) PA shall use commercially reasonable efforts to pay the Incentive amount within forty-five (45) days after the end of each program season.
5. Program/Terms and Conditions Changes
The Program Administrator reserves the right, for any reason, to withhold approval of projects and any DRMs, and to cancel or alter the Program,
at any time without notice. Approved applications will be processed under the Terms and Conditions and Program Materials in effect at the time of
the application approval by the Program Administrator.
6. Indemnification and Limitation of the Program Administrator’s Liability
Customer shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Program Administrator, its affiliates and their respective contractors, officers, directors,
employees, agents, representatives from and against any and all claims, damages, losses and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and
costs incurred to enforce this indemnity, arising out of, resulting from, or related to the Program or the performance of any services or other work
in connection with the Program (“Damages”), caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by any actual or alleged act or omission of the
Customer, any subcontractor, agent, or third party, or anyone directly or indirectly employed by any of them or anyone for whose acts any of them
may be liable. To the fullest extent allowed by law, the Program Administrator’s aggregate liability, regardless of the number of claims, shall be
limited to paying approved Incentives in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and the Program Materials, and the Program Administrator
and its affiliates and their respective contractors, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives shall not be liable to the Customer or any
other party for any other obligation. To the fullest extent allowed by law and as part of the consideration for participation in the Program, the
Customer waives and releases the Program Administrator and its affiliates from all obligations (other than payment of an Incentive), and for any
liability or claim associated with the DRMs, the performance of the DRMs, the Program, or these Terms and Conditions.
7. No Warranties or Representations by the Program Administrator
a) THE Program Administrator DOES NOT ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR WARRANT ANY CONTRACTOR, MANUFACTURER OR PRODUCT, AND THE
Program Administrator MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PROJECT, OR ANY SERVICES PERFORMED IN
CONNECTION HEREWITH OR THEREWITH, WHETHER STATUTORY, ORAL, WRITTEN, EXPRESS, OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION,
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS DISCLAIMER SHALL SURVIVE ANY CANCELLATION,
COMPLETION, TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF THE CUSTOMER’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES AND
AGREES THAT ANY WARRANTIES PROVIDED BY ORIGINAL MANUFACTURERS’, LICENSORS’, OR PROVIDERS’ OF MATERIAL, EQUIPMENT, OR
OTHER ITEMS PROVIDED OR USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM UNDER THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING ITEMS
INCORPORATED IN THE PROGRAM, (“THIRD PARTY WARRANTIES”) ARE NOT TO BE CONSIDERED WARRANTIES OF THE Program Administrator
AND THE Program Administrator MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, GUARANTEES, OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE APPLICABILITY OR
ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY WARRANTIES. THE TERMS OF THIS SECTION SHALL GOVERN OVER ANY CONTRARY VERBAL
STATEMENTS OR LANGUAGE APPEARING IN ANY Program Administrator’s OTHER DOCUMENTS.
b) Neither the Program Administrator nor any of its employees or contractors is responsible for determining that the design, engineering or
installation of the DRMs is proper or complies with any particular laws, codes, or industry standards. The Program Administrator does not
make any representations of any kind regarding the benefits or energy savings and/or demand reduction to be achieved by the DRMs or the
adequacy or safety of the DRMs.
c) Customer agrees that he or she is responsible (directly-based on its own judgment or indirectly-based on the advice of an independent expert
(not the Program Administrator) for all aspects of the DRMs and related work including, but not limited to: selecting the equipment; selecting
contractors to perform the work; inspecting the work and the equipment; ensuring that the equipment is in good working order and
condition; ensuring that the equipment is of the manufacture, design specifications, size and capacity selected by the Customer and/or their
designated vendor and that the same is properly installed and suitable for Customer’s or Vendor’s purposes; and determining if work was
properly performed.
d) Customer agrees and acknowledge that Program Administrator is not a manufacturer of, or regularly engaged in the sale or distribution of, or
an expert with regard to, any equipment or work.
e) The provisions of this Section 9 shall survive the termination, cancellation or completion of the Customer’s or their designated vendor’s
participation in the Program.
8. Equipment, Contractor Selection and Contracting
Customer or their designated vendor is responsible for selecting and contracting with the design and installation contractor(s). The Vendor shall be
responsible for enforcing all such contracts and for assuring that the DRMs meet Program requirements and applicable laws, regulations and codes,
and that the contractor(s) are properly qualified, licensed and insured. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Customer acknowledge that the
Program Administrator reserves the right to deny a vendor or contractor to participate in this Program or provide equipment or services. The
Program Administrator also has the right to exclude certain equipment from the Program.
9. Removal of Equipment
The Customer agrees, as a condition of participation in the Program to properly remove and dispose of or recycle the equipment and components
in accordance with all applicable laws, and regulations and codes. The Customer agrees not to re-install any of removed equipment in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the service territory of any affiliate of the Program Administrator, and assumes all risk and liability associated
with the reuse and disposal thereof.
10. Energy and Demand Reduction Benefits
The Program Administrator is entitled to 100% benefits & rights associated with the DRM. However, for the CONNECTEDSOUTIONS Program, the
Program Administrator agrees to waive or transfer ownership rights to the customer or their designated vendor for the ISO New England forward
capacity market (FCM) annual and monthly capacity supply obligation (CSO).
11. Customer and Vendor Must Declare and Pay All Taxes
The benefits conferred upon the Customer or their designated vendor through participation in this Program may be
taxable by the federal, state, and local government. The Customer is responsible for declaring and paying all such taxes assessed to Customer.
Vendor is responsible for declaring and paying all such taxes assessed to Vendor. The Program Administrator is not responsible for the payment of
any such taxes.
12. Counterpart Execution; Scanned Copy
Any and all agreements and documents requiring signature related hereto may be executed in several counterparts, each of which, when executed,
shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. A scanned or electronically reproduced
copy or image of such agreements and documents bearing the signatures of the parties shall be deemed an original and may be introduced or
submitted in any action or proceeding as competent evidence of the execution, terms and existence of such agreements and documents
notwithstanding the failure or inability to produce or tender an original, executed counterpart of the same and without the requirement that the
unavailability of such original, executed counterpart of the same first be proven.
13. Miscellaneous
a) Paragraph headings are for the convenience of the parties only and are not to be construed as part of these Terms and Conditions.
b) If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is deemed invalid by any court or administrative body having jurisdiction, such ruling shall not
invalidate any other provision, and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect in accordance with their terms.
c) These Terms and Conditions shall be interpreted and enforced according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
d) In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any Program Materials, these Terms and Conditions
shall be controlling.
e) Except as expressly provided herein, there shall be no modification or amendment to these Terms and Conditions or the Program Materials
unless such modification or amendment is in writing and signed by a duly authorized officer of the Program Administrator.
f) The provisions of Sections 4, 5,Error! Reference source not found., 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 (including any other sections herein that specifies by
its terms that it survives termination) shall survive the termination or expiration of the Customer’s participation in the Program.

Rev 4/29/2019

FAQs

Q: How does ConnectedSolutions work?

A: Each participating Generac PWRcell Battery provides National Grid and Eversource with cleaner, more cost-effective power by joining other homeowners and businesses in a “virtual power plant” that support reduce peak demand periods. Participating in ConnectedSolutions saves National Grid and Eversource money, which they pass on to you in the form of incentives, while also lowering carbon emissions in your region.

Q: What does a demand response event look like?

A: Each participating Generac PWRcell Battery provides National Grid and Eversource with cleaner, more cost-effective power by joining other homeowners and businesses in a “virtual power plant” that support reduce peak demand periods. Participating in ConnectedSolutions saves National Grid and Eversource money, which they pass on to you in the form of incentives, while also lowering carbon emissions in your region.

Q: How much can I expect to earn?

A: This will depend on your location, the season, and the average power output from your PWRcell Battery. Generac PWRcell system owners in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire will be compensated $225 per kW for the summer and $50 per kW for the winter. For owners in Rhode Island, you will receive $400 per kW for the summer and $50 per kW for the winter. Your Generac Certified Installer will help you estimate your earning potential based on your specific situation. Earnings during your first season will depend on when you officially join ConnectedSolutions, since you will receive zero credit for events that happen before then, which will reduce average power output.

Q: How will I get compensated?

A: You will receive a check after each summer and winter season. The amount is based on the average amount of battery power that your system supplies to the grid times the season rate, e.g., $225/kW during summer.

Q: As a participantAs a participant in ConnectedSolutions, am I eligible to participate in Mass Save’s HEAT Loan Program? in ConnectedSolutions, am I eligible to participate in Mass Save’s HEAT Loan Program?

A: Yes. The Mass Save HEAT loan sponsored by Eversource and National Grid offers Massachusetts homeowners 0% financing for up to seven years for the purchase of an energy storage device used with ConnectedSolutions. To apply, talk to your Generac Certified Installer who can help you apply.

Q: Are there other incentive programs I can take advantage of?

A: Yes, there are two incentive programs for energy storage paired with solar that you can benefit from. If you are a Massachusetts National Grid or Eversource customer with a solar system on your home, you can take advantage of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program. The SMART program comes with an additional energy storage incentive, and all SMART requirements are met through ConnectedSolutions. Federal tax credit: Your renewable energy investment may also qualify for a federal tax credit — 26% in 2020.

Q: I am an installer and want to enroll my customers. How do I get started?

A: For Eversource, please email dr-eversource@generac.com. For National Grid, please email dr-nationalgrid@generc.com. Your local market development manager will get back to you with more information.

Q: What if I have questions about ConnectedSolutions?

A: If you have additional questions, please send an email to nationalgridne@energyhub.com or connectedsolutions@eversource.com.