Last week, through a competitive process, Tesla was selected to provide a 20 MW/80 MWh Powerpack system at the Southern California Edison Mira Loma substation. Tesla was the only bidder awarded a utility-owned storage project out of the solicitation.
The system will hold enough energy to power more than 2,500 households for a day or charge 1,000 Tesla vehicles.
Tesla said that Gigafactory’s ability to produce at a large scale will allow this system to be manufactured, shipped, installed and commissioned in three months.
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.