2017 Vermont Tech Jam: Batteries Required: Tesla Comes to Vermont
Fri, Oct 20 from 2pm - 3pm
Vermont’s fastest-growing and most innovative companies gather under one roof at this rockin’ career and tech expo. At Vermont Tech Jam, you'll get cybersecurity tips, learn how Vermont companies are using the Internet of Things, find out about colleges and training programs, and meet dozens of local companies in health care, energy efficiency, robotics and advanced manufacturing that can offer you your next great gig. For a list of exhibitors and event schedule at the Vermont Tech Jam, click here.
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Batteries Required: Tesla Comes to Vermont
Two years ago, Green Mountain Power announced an unusual partnership with electric carmaker Tesla. Vermont’s largest utility became the first in the country to help its customers install Tesla’s new Powerwall home battery, which stores energy produced on site, rather than drawing from the grid. This helps reduce the load during peak times and makes Vermont’s energy grid stronger, cleaner and more cost-effective. In this session, Margaret Hodes, senior product manager of grid services at Tesla Energy, explains how the company’s energy division works, and offers behind-the-scenes insights into the future of energy storage technology. Josh Castonguay and Betsy Bloomer of Green Mountain Power share the latest developments in GMP’s Tesla Powerwall program.