Customers of Vermont Electric Co-op have the opportunity to enroll in the Flexible Load Program. Through this program, VEC pays you to use your backup battery system during peak energy demand events, ensuring a more sustainable future and lowering electricity costs for all Vermonters. Work with us to get your home battery system and join the Flexible Load Program.
The Flexible Load program is currently available to VEC customers who already have battery backup installed. But fill out our form below and we'll keep you informed on the expansion of this program to include new battery installations.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does the Flexible Load program work?
During peak events (when our electricity demand exceeds what the utility can typically provide), instead of turning to dirty fossil fuels to close the gap, your electric company will draw from clean energy stored in your battery. You have complete control over how much energy you provide during a peak event.
What if my power goes out? Will the electric company still pull from my battery?
No, they will only borrow power based on your specifications and based on the weather. So if it looks like a storm could cause the power to go out, your electrical company will not draw from your battery.
What Battery do you install for this program?
We currently install the Tesla Powerwall.