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Storing Your Own Power

Batteries can provide temporary back-up power during an outage and store excess electricity from rooftop solar. If you’re purchasing your own battery, PSE offers installation guidelines.

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I want to pair a battery with solar panels
I’m actually just interested in rooftop solar right now

I’m an installer

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I’m installing a battery with solar panels

Per PSE's Electric Tariff G, Schedule 80, we also strongly encourage installers and our customers to report their battery installations throughout our service area by filling out and submitting this online notification form. By sharing your information, you’ll help PSE properly manage the services that we provide to all customers on our grid, and also help us evaluate further opportunities to support customers’ battery storage installations.

PSE is also testing battery storage in a variety of local scenarios to determine the best ways they can potentially enhance the grid and meet our customers’ unique energy needs.

Learn more about our battery storage projects
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Community Engagement Report

PSE strives to empower historically disenfranchised customers in the clean energy transition by providing the opportunity to co-design the next iteration of our customer programs. We are building procedural equity into our work and creating space for collaboration between customers and utilities to create inclusive, accessible clean energy programs and resources. From September 2022 through May 2023, PSE conducted community engagement on future distributed energy resource (DER) programs, including batteries, solar installations, and demand response (DR) programs. We listened in focus groups, workshops, and surveys to better understand the benefits and barriers customers may face when it comes to DER products to ensure future program design can alleviate these barriers and maximize the desired benefits.

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Access a brief summary of the work, including key lessons learned


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