The build of a large grid battery is the new and secret project on which Tesla working in Texas. The company designed a large grid system to increase its electrical grid stability.
It’s not the first grid system on which Tesla is working, but this project could boost its ambition to become a decentralized electric utility. In quarter four of last year, the shares of Tesla grow up to 200 percent. It utilized a vast 1,584 MWh of energy storage over the last three months.
Musk wants to see Tesla Energy as the world distributing utility that will expand the automotive business in the long run. The tech giant has stressed the adoption of its Powerpack and Megapack setups for this purpose.
Last month, thousands of Texans experienced electrical outages in the state’s independent electrical grid due to a record-breaking hard freeze. The heavy snow exemplified the need to connect to the other US electrical grids and reform grid management practices in preparation for future extreme weather events.
Tesla adopted a subsidiary registered as Gambit Energy Storage LLC to secretly shape a 100-megawatt energy storage system in Texas and Angleton, as per the Bloomberg report. Definity, a big set geared to power 20,000 homes during the summer. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is reviewing the plan to begin the business operation by June.
Tesla’s boss has been showing concern about growing the home battery system for years. He announced the Powerwall in 2015 boastfully. The residential storage system has yet to produce a visible dent in the market albeit ready for years in select Tesla-branded Home Depot trading floors. The Gambit project is not the first grid system assembled by Tesla. The company equally engages in the energy business as its automotive business.
Moreover, Tesla disclosed a 100-megawatt grid system in 2017. It was constructed in South Australia to save extra electricity generated by wind turbines. The Megapack and Powerpack systems of Tesla have been in operation for years in small towns and near substations. While it saving millions of dollars in the process. Tesla and PG&E are currently working on relatively small storage systems. It is a 182.5-megawatt system at an electric substation in the San Franciso Bay Area, which could become in use later this summer.