Receive up to $3,750 in incentives when you purchase a home battery by enrolling in the APS Residential Battery Pilot
About the APS Residential Battery Pilot
The Residential Battery Pilot will help us learn about battery performance in a variety of conditions and how batteries may create value for customers through improved management of energy use at their residence and help reduce stress on the electric grid. The Pilot pays incentives for participating in either the data only or data and battery management options.
Option 1: Data Only Customers who choose the Data Only option agree to share their battery system performance data with APS and are eligible for an incentive of $500 per installed kW of battery capacity, with a maximum incentive of $2,500 per home.
Option 2: Data and Battery Management With the Data and Battery Management option, the customer agrees to give APS access to data associated with the battery system and share up to 80% of the battery system’s capacity for a maximum of 100 events a year. The customer is eligible for an incentive of $500 per installed kW (up to $2,500 per home) for installed battery capacity plus an additional $1,250, with a maximum incentive of $3,750 per home.
Both are a one-time, upfront incentive paid to customers when their battery systems are approved by APS for interconnection and receive the Permission to Operate.
To participate, customers must submit a pilot enrollment and an Interconnection Application. Interconnection Applications must be submitted by a licensed installer and approved. Participants must also agree to the Pilot Terms & Conditions. The submission date for both the pilot enrollment and the Interconnection Application must be on or after October 4, 2021, for the battery to be eligible for the pilot. Pilot participants need to be customers in APS territory and must be on a time-of-use (TOU) service plan or a grandfathered service plan with a solar rate rider.
The battery system must be one of the participating battery partners’ eligible models, and the design must allow for the battery production to be measured separately. The device must also connect to the APS grid and the Resource Operating Platform for the first time.
If you already have a relationship with a certified installer, please work with them. If you are interested in purchasing a battery system, please visit any of the participating battery partners’ websites. To enroll in the pilot, your installer or battery partner will submit your enrollment and register your battery system with APS.