Battery Incentive Program

JEA offers an incentive to help rooftop solar customers take the next step toward home energy independence: battery storage. The Battery Incentive Program aims to encourage renewable energy adoption by making this technology more affordable for our customers.

Review JEA's Battery Incentive Program (PDF)

Why a Battery?

Currently, JEA customers with rooftop solar panels must rely on JEA’s electric grid to provide energy when their solar panels don’t produce enough power to meet the home or business’s energy needs. When the solar panels generate more energy than is needed, the excess is sent to JEA. 

When excess energy flows from the customer’s solar system back to the JEA grid, JEA values that energy at the fuel rate. With the addition of a battery, customers can store the excess energy generated by their solar system and draw on it as needed – maintaining the full retail value of that energy and reducing their need to receive electricity from the grid.

Before Installing a Battery

Prior to installing a new solar system with battery storage, JEA customers must apply for interconnection by completing JEA's Distributed Generation Application and Interconnection Agreement. The application and interconnection agreement must be submitted via JEA's interconnection portal PowerClerk.

Customers with existing solar PV systems under the Distributed Generation Policy who wish to add a battery system only need to submit JEA’s Application for Interconnection of Distributed Generation System within PowerClerk.

An electrical permit will be required prior to an installation of a battery storage system. Please contact your retailer or your local permitting agency for more information.



Remaining Battery Incentives For JEA Fiscal Year 2022 (Ends on September 30th, 2022)


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Program Highlights

  • Provides $2,000 incentive per home/business on the purchase of a qualified battery storage system*.
  • Incentive amount is subject to change.
  • Funds are limited and subject to availability.
  • Incentives are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Customers may also be eligible for a 26 percent federal tax credit for their battery storage system (after incentive applied).
  • Only JEA customers with approved renewable generation systems will qualify to receive the incentive.
  • The Battery Incentive Form should be submitted once the battery storage system is installed, the local Building Department has finalized all permits, JEA has reviewed & approved the installed system, and the JEA Meter Department has installed a new two-register meter.

Please Note



Effective Jan. 18, 2022, JEA's Battery Incentive Program migrated to a new process. All Battery Incentive requests must be submitted through JEA's new Interconnection platform, PowerClerk.

Please use the "New Battery Incentive Submittal - Legacy Project" form within PowerClerk for any interconnection applications that were not initially submitted & approved by JEA through PowerClerk once JEA has installed a two-register meter.

Any Interconnection applications with battery storage submitted through the PowerClerk platform will be prompted to upload the required Battery Incentive documentation once the JEA two-register meter has been installed. For battery storage projects submitted through the legacy Interconnection process via distgen@jea.com, customers/contractors will need to create a PowerClerk account and then upload the required documentation if the JEA two-register meter was installed after Jan. 17, 2022.



Follow these links to learn more about Customer-Owned Solar and How Distributed Generation (Solar) Works with JEA.


*Please note: Solar PV customers grandfathered under JEA’s previous Net Metering Policy who choose to take advantage of JEA’s battery incentive will no longer be grandfathered and thereafter will be transferred to the Distributed Generation Policy.

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