In its proposal, Tesla cited the completion of a similar project on the island of Ta'u in American Samoa. In 2016, Tesla deployed a 1.4 MW solar array and a 6 MWh energy storage system with 60 Tesla Powerpacks. The company has also deployed similar systems in Samoa, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and others. See our July 27, 2018 edition for details of the Samoan project.
Tesla reportedly suggested a pilot project to demonstrate their microgrid system on the island of Limnos. (Source: Tesla, Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, elektrec, 14 Jan., 2019) Contact: Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, www.gtp.gr/MinistryfortheEnvironmentEnergyClimatechange; Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
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The Tesla Powerpack system cost $66 million to build, which is a small number in comparison to the amount of funds saved over a mere 12 months.
The Tesla system also eliminated the need for a 35 MW local Frequency Control Ancillary Service (FCAS); decreased the South Australian regulation FCAS price by 75 pct; and helped connect South Australia to the National Electricity Market.
(Source: Neoen, Jan., 2019) Contact: Neoen S.A.S., +33 805 160 022, www.neoen.com; Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
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Infigen has secured project funding agreements with the South Australian government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) worth around $38 (AUS) million.
South Australia is home to the world's largest battery -- a 100MW system at the Hornsdale wind farm. (Source: Infigen Energy, 18 Aug., 2018) Contact: Infigen, Energy, Ross Rolfe, CEO, +61 2 8031 9901, email@example.com, www.infigenenergy.com; Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
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Now Tesla has deployed two more Powerpack projects at the Fiaga Power Station and the Faleolo International Airport on the main island for a total of 13.5 MWh of energy storage capacity.
The project reportedly cost $8.8 million and was supported by development partners, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Government of Japan, Government of Australia, Government of New Zealand and the European Union. (Source: Tesla, electrk, 25 July, 2018) Contact: Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
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The Project will develop and test methods of mitigating barriers to energy storage implementation. The demonstration project batteries will consist of a 4MW/8MWh portfolio of aggregated batteries located at individual battery sites behind-the-meter of commercial and industrial customers and co-located with distribution-connected remote solar projects. The battery installations will be developed, designed, installed, operated and maintained by Tesla.
The $5.6 million project is expected to pay for itself quickly by creating over $700,000 in value per year in the New York ISO energy, capacity and ancillary services markets.
(Source: Tesla, ConEdison, ElecTrek. 15 Feb., 2018)Contact:
Orange and Rockland, www.oru.com; Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack; ConEdison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094, www.conedsolutions.com
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The project combines a central grid-size Tesla Powerpack battery system at the utility's Elmsdale, substation with 10 previously deployed Tesla residential Powerwalls at homes in the community of Elmsdale, which is partially wind energy powered.
(Source: Nova Scotia Power, ElectRek, 18 Feb., 2018) Contact: Nova Scotia Power, Jill Searle, Project Manager, www.nspower.ca; Tesla Powerpack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
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The trial involves the Tesla Powerpack 2 large-scale battery and is the same modular, scalable technology installed in Tesla's projects in South Australia and Southern California.
The trial will be located at Mercury's R&D facility in South Auckland, which is connected to the national grid and has the capacity to scale battery storage. The project is slated to be underway in August, 2018.
(Source: Mercury NZ, NZ Herald, 15 Jan., 2018) Contact: Mercury NZ, Fraser Whineray, CEO, +64 9 526 8270, www.mercury.co.nz; Tesla Powerpack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
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The Powerpack system will help stabilize the 48 square-mile island's power grid when energy demands are high in the summer months when the 10,000-person island grows to a population of more 50,000.
(Source: Tesla, Curbed, Others, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
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KIUC has a 20-year has inked a PPA for electricity from the project at 13.9 cents per kilowatt-hour. (Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal, Green Car Reports, Others, 13 Mar., 2017) Contact: Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, David Bissell, Pres., CEO, www.kiuc.coop; Tesla, www.teslamotors.com; SolarCity Corp., Lyndon Rive, Pres., (650) 638-1028, www.solarcity.com
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