Medical Baseline Portable Battery Program

Power outages caused by extreme weather events and ongoing grid improvements can be life-threatening for those customers that rely on power to operate life-sustaining medical devices.

You may be eligible to receive a backup portable battery at no cost.

Your not-for-profit community electricity provider, Silicon Valley Clean Energy, is teaming up with the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center, your local non-profit disability justice organization, to provide eligible residents a free Goal Zero Yeti 3,000X portable battery to use during power outages.

portable battery for the medical baseline program
Goal Zero Yeti 3,000X Portable Battery

Can provide backup power to operate devices such as:

  • Refrigerator to properly store medication
  • Ventilators for respiratory support
  • Mobility aids

Ways to Apply:

  • Online Application: Click on the online application portal below, enter the required information and select submit. After submitting, you will receive a follow-up communication within 5-7 business days.
  • By Mail: Print out the digital application and mail it to the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
      • Send the completed application to:
        Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
        Attn: SVCE X SVILC Battery Program
        25 N. 14th St. #1000, San Jose, CA 95112
      • You will receive follow-up communications within 7-14 business days of the postmark date
screenshot of the printable application

To qualify you must be a SVCE customer that is enrolled in Medical Baseline as well as CARE or FERA assistance programs and living in a tier 2 or 3 Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) area.


Not eligible for this program but are interested in battery storage?

We have created some online resources to help you learn about your opportunities to become energy resilient by installing solar and storage.

The Battery Storage Assistant can also help find a battery that is right for you and get quotes from local installers. Customers can get $1,000 off the installation of a main electrical panel upgrade if necessary for adding a home battery.

For an additional option, customers can get a $500 rebate when installing solar+home battery storage through Sunrun and sign up for Lights On Silicon Valley.