Friday, September 16, 2016

Tesla Wins Utility Contract to Supply Grid-Scale Battery Storage After Porter Ranch Gas Leak - Bloomberg

The energy company that also makes cars

"Tesla just won a bid to supply grid-scale power in Southern California to help prevent electricity shortages following the biggest natural gas leak in U.S. history. The Powerpacks, worth tens of millions of dollars, will be operational in record time—by the end of this year.
Tesla Motors Inc. will supply 20 megawatts (80 mWh) of energy storage to Southern California Edison as part of a wider effort to prevent blackouts by replacing fossil-fuel electricity generation with lithium-ion batteries. Tesla's contribution is enough to power about 2,500 homes for a full day, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. But the real significance of the deal is the speed with which lithium-ion battery packs are being deployed."
Tesla Wins Utility Contract to Supply Grid-Scale Battery Storage After Porter Ranch Gas Leak - Bloomberg
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