To note, the Powerwall rocks.
But somehow, the Investor Owned Utility in Vermont - Green Mountain Power, has changed the laws to capture the value.
First, they rescinded time of use pricing. And now they have "partnered" with Tesla to insert themselves into the Tesla designed leasing programme and eat the profits. https://www.tesla.com/gmp-bundle
We all understand that Energy storage is a key technology for enabling 100% renewables, grid resilience, and more. In states like NY, IOUs are mandated to develop storage.
But now if I give GMP $3,000, they will put 2 powerwall on my house for 10years... that they control as their storage device. I get the benefit of whatever's left during a black out. Pretty smart to obligate customers to pay for grid storage like that.. but a scam nonetheless.
Listen up Tesla, keep the powerwalls residential, and sell the IOUs their own commercial storage massive energy storage. This "decentralized" commercial storage scam is a scam. It is going to backfire on your residential market.