#Tesla has been selected to build the largest lithium-ion battery solution in the world near #LosAngeles. It will “hold enough energy to power more than 2,500 households for a day or charge 1,000 Tesla vehicles,” the company says.
The deal to build the facility comes after the recent methane gas leak in LA at the #AlisoCanyon natural gas facility, which was one of the biggest #environmentaldisasters in US history. The leak displaced 8,000 #California residents and caused more environmental damage than the #DeepwaterHorizonoilspill. The leak went on for months before it was eventually plugged.
One of the undocumented downsides is that now Los Angeles doesn’t have a power facility to fuel the city during peak demand, and it puts the #LosAngeles basin suddenly at risk of rolling blackouts as winter approaches. After the leak, California governor #JerryBrown declared a state of emergency and the California Public Utilities Commission quickly began the process of procuring a replacement energy solution.
Ultimately, Tesla was selected to build a 20 MW/80 MWh Powerpack system. The most amazing part about it is that Tesla says it will have the Powerpack ready and deployed in just three months, thanks to the company’s giant Gigafactory. The Powerpack won’t be in Los Angeles exactly, but at the Southern California Edison Mira Loma substation, about 40 miles away from Los Angeles. “The Gigafactory’s ability to produce at a large scale will allow this system to be manufactured, shipped, installed and commissioned in three months, Tesla sad in a statement. “The system will charge using electricity from the grid during off-peak hours and then deliver electricity during peak hours to help maintain the reliable operation of Southern California Edison’s electrical infrastructure which feeds more than 15 million residents. By doing so, the Tesla Powerpack system will reduce the need for electricity generated by natural gas and further the advancement of a resilient and modern grid.” ✋🏾More in comments👇🏾#Technocracy #SolarCity #AutonomousCity #SmartCity #SmartGrid