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Become part of Con Edison and Swell Energy's Virtual Power Plant. Swell Energy will help cover the upfront costs.


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Building a Greater Energy Grid for the Greater Good

The future of energy is changing, and we're changing with it. Swell Energy and Con Edison are developing a Virtual Power Plant powered by a network of residential home batteries in Queens.

Now, the power generated on your own rooftop can help make the electric grid more resilient for you and your neighbors. The Virtual Power Plant will provide clean energy to Con Edison customers during peak periods, reducing the load on the energy grid on summer’s hottest days.

This project is the first of its kind in New York City, and it's just the beginning of a new way to think about how you get and use energy. Be a community leader in the transition to clean energy by joining the program today!

Who Is Eligible?

Homeowners in the Queens neighborhoods of Forest Park, Glendale, Hunters Point, Long Island City, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Sunnyside, and parts of Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Rego Park, and Woodside who have, or are interested in getting a home battery system paired with or without solar panels.

The Benefits of Energy Storage

Swell is equipping homes like yours across the country with solar + energy storage.

Benefits include:

  • Potential bill savings by using stored energy when rates are highest plus energy bill predictability for years to come.
  • Increased property value with no additional property tax.
  • 26% federal investment tax credit for energy storage when paired with solar.
  • Additional upfront and ongoing incentives through participation in the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) program.
  • State-of-the-art battery and cell phone app for real time system monitoring and optimization.
  • Reduced reliance on fossil fuels and contribution to a sustainable renewable energy future.

How does a home battery work?

A home battery acts like a barrier between your home and the energy grid. It plugs right into your current electrical system to optimize daily energy use and store the clean energy generated by your solar panels, so you can use it even when the sun isn't shining.

Learn more about the perks of battery storage and solar power.

What is a Virtual Power Plant and How Does it Work?

A Virtual Power Plant is a network of private generation resources, such as batteries, electric vehicles, smart plugs, and thermostats, that can be controlled by an energy grid operator in place of a large, central power plant. The Virtual Power Plant can support the energy grid during high-usage events, unlocking value for both homeowners and energy companies.

The Benefits of a Neighborhood Virtual Power Plant

Efficient Energy Use
Efficient Energy Use

Your home battery stores solar energy for use during peak times when prices are highest, and automatically switches back to the grid when prices are lower.

Energy in an Emergency
Energy in an Emergency

Never get caught in the dark. During brief power outages, your battery provides a backup source of energy to keep essential appliances running.

Save the Planet
Save the Planet

Renewable energy and home batteries are key to building the energy grid of the future. They help lower carbon emissions by reducing the need for new, fossil-fuel power plants.

Make Your Neighborhood More Resilient
Make Your Neighborhood More Resilient

The renewable energy you create and store can enhance the grid on a local level. By replacing fossil fuels with renewables, you’ll help improve the air quality where you live and ensure that green energy can be distributed whenever and wherever it’s needed.

Interested? Call us now to apply!


Or submit an interest form to learn more about this opportunity and see if you qualify.

The energy future is now, and it's happening in your neighborhood.