September 20, 2016
Southern California Edison selected Silicon Valley-based Tesla Energy to provide a 20-Megawatt Powerpack system at the Mira Loma substation in Ontario, CA. Planned as the world’s largest lithium ion battery storage project, the system will be capable of powering more than 2,500 households for a day and charge 1,000 Tesla’s.
Tesla’s Gigafactory near Reno, NV will manufacture, ship, install and commission a system within three months. Powerpack’s are designed to charge using electricity from the grid during off-peak hours, and then deliver electricity during peak hours.
That’s expected to help SoCal Edison maintain a reliable operation of electrical infrastructure, which feeds more than 15 million residents. Tesla’s system will also reduce the need for electricity generated by natural gas, and further the advancement of a resilient and modern grid.
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