Green Mountain Power says about 5,000 Vermonters lost power Monday night because of the high winds, but some of them were able to keep the lights on thanks to new technology.
GMP started offering customers a Tesla battery, which acts like a generator. Depending on how much you use it during an outage, GMP says the battery can last from 2 to 14 hours.
“If your power goes off, it automatically kicks in so you have a continuous power. We’re using technology to help our customers increase their resilience as we transform our energy future. This really empowers customers to take control,” Green Mountain Power Spokesperson Dotty Schnure said.
The battery costs $7,000, but you can pay for it at a monthly rate of $35.
So far, 20 households have the battery and 70 more are on the list to have it installed next year.