The residents of Provincetown, Mass., voted unanimously at a recent town meeting to approve a lease for Eversource to operate a community battery storage project at the town’s transfer station.

The community battery will provide backup power to customers in Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet. It is expected to provide ten hours of backup power in the winter and as much as three hours at the peak of the Outer Cape’s busy summer season. According to Eversource the battery would improve reliability by 50 percent for customers in Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet and defer the need to construct 13 miles of distribution line.

Read the full article by Kevin Randolph from Daily Energy Insider here.