The brutal winter storms in the Northeast are driving interest in solar, batteries, and emergency generators. Storm restorations are costing the regional electric utilities millions of dollars, and instead of customers thanking them for their tireless and dangerous work, they are seeking alternatives.
Today’s low cost money and low interest rates has created a formidable market push for systems that do not yield much in the way of financial returns, but do provide peace of mind and power when no one else has it.
Times are changing, but once again, where are the power or the natural gas companies? Can’t they see the obvious opportunity here? Offer solutions. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, “If you are not at the table, you will be on the menu.”
Read Maine Public’s article “As Storms Batter the Electric Grid More Mainers are Considering Cutting the Cable”