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Tesla will build the world's largest source of backup power Los Angeles 20.09.2016 at 18:39

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Author: Vladimir Mironenko

Company Tesla announced on its website about winning a bid to supply battery backup power Powerpack 80 MW·h for substation of Southern California Edison in Mira Loma (CA).

In may 2016, regulators ordered Southern California Edison to build a backup power system for utility companies until 31 December 2016 after the natural gas supplier Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) occurred in the canyon Aliso released to the atmosphere about 100 tons of methane. The leak was shut off in February 2016, four months after discovery.

It was the largest gas storage facility in California, and its closure has sparked fears about possible problems with the provision of gas utility services during the winter.

This summer, officials of the energy Ministry expecting power outages because of the lack of gas within 14 days. However, the forecast, fortunately, did not materialize, partly due to the fact that California experienced a milder than usual summer. However, the batteries will provide backup power in case if a shortage of natural gas will lead to a shortage of electricity this winter.

Tesla plans to deliver, install and start the system Tesla Powerpack for three months. "After the completion of this system will be the world's largest project on the basis of lithium-ion batteries in the field of energy storage — Tesla reports on its website. — When fully charged this system will be capable of supplying energy to more than 2,500 households during the day or can charge 1000 cars Tesla".

the System Tesla Powerpack will provide a stable supply of electricity for utilities and households of the state during the period of peak loads by storing it during off-peak hours.


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