Tesla Powerpacks will power a ski resort in Tahoe
Tesla’s energy has secured another battery project this week; the company’s Powerpacks will power an energy storage installation at a ski resort in Tahoe, California.
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The Squaw Valley resort and Liberty Utilities have announced the proposed “Olympic Valley Microgrid Project” in the North Tahoe region.
Greg Sorensen, president of Liberty Utilities’ West Region, commented:
“Battery energy storage can facilitate use of renewable energy sources. Battery storage can also improve service reliability and help offset purchases from fossil fuel sources during times of high electricity demand, saving money for our customers. The Olympic Valley Microgrid project proposal is just one piece in a larger mosaic of renewable energy and battery energy storage projects that Liberty Utilities is exploring throughout our service territory.”
The resort will be providing the land for the battery system, which will have a power capacity of 8 MW and will provide grid services.
It will be charged using local renewable electricity, which should help the company achieve its goal of being 100% powered by renewable energy by the end of the year.