The Vermont Lower Income Trust for Electricity have provided a $150,000 grant for 100 low-income electricity customers with significant need for reliable backup power due to health and mobility issues.

In 2017, after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida lost power and fourteen of their patients passed away. A medical examiner ruled that twelve of the fourteen deaths were in fact homicides. This means that these people should have lived longer, but that their bodies were overcome by the heat in an avoidable tragedy. In a world of increasing temperatures, electricity can mean life.


This is being acted on in Vermont, where the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity(VLITE) has provided a $150,000 grant for the installation of 100 Tesla Powerwall 2.0 batteries in the homes of low-income customers with significant need for backup power reliability due to health and mobility issues.

The units will be part of the Tesla – Green Mountain Power‘s 2,000 unit, 10 MW / 27 MWh distributed storage network. The 100 units will represent another 500 kW / 1,350 MWh in power and energy capacities.

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