Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), SoCal Edison Launch World’s Biggest Energy Storage Project
Last September, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced that it is working with South California Edison (SoCal) to bring the world’s biggest energy storage project online using the Powerwall at the Mira Loma substation.
Although there has been no official word about it since then, Electrek reported citing sources close to the project that the massive 80 MWh energy storage system was completed at the end of December 2016. Now, the electric utility can use the technology to manage peak demand.
The massive system consists of 400 units of Tesla Energy’s second-generation commercial storage product that has over twice the storage capacity at 210kWh compared to the first-generation version.
The Mira Loma substation project is one of the first to have storage battery for utility-scale projects. It’s also the first project to use the company’s new inverter built in-house allowing it to reduce Powerpack’s costs while improving its power density and efficiency.
With storage capacity of 20MW/80MWh, SoCal can store enough energy to power over 2,500 houses per day……