Green Mountain Power Eyes Panton For State’s Second Commercial Energy Storage Battery
Green Mountain Power wants to build Vermont’s second commercial renewable energy storage battery near its solar array in Panton.
The $3 million Tesla battery will store about 1 megawatt of power which will come off of the solar array nearby.
Green Mountain Power spokeswoman Kristin Carlson says the new battery in Panton will allow GMP to store renewable energy and then sell it back into the regional grid when energy demand peaks.
“For us this really is the energy future,” Carlson says. “Because we want to go toward a future that’s home-business-and-community based, and battery storage is a really important component of that.”
GMP built the region’s first commercial storage battery last year, near its Stafford Hill Solar project.