Southern Company Adds Tesla Powerpacks To Clean Up Its Act
Southern Company just launched its McCrary Battery Energy Storage Demonstration project, complete with a 250 kW / 1 MWh Tesla Powerpack system.
The relatively small installation finds a home in Pensacola, Florida.
The 2 year research effort will perhaps be followed by larger projects in the future. Although the benefits and costs of commercial-scale grid storage seems pretty well mapped out to us at this point.
The goal of the Pensacola batteries is to determine the capabilities of the energy storage system in improving resiliency and costs savings, as well as to get a handle on costs and what is required to install the units for future commercial customer’s particular needs.