The system will incorporate 256 Tesla Megapack battery units on 33 concrete slabs. Transformers and switch gears will be installed along with the Megapacks to connect energy stored in the batteries with the 115-kilovolt electric transmission system.
When fully operational in Q2, 2021, the BESS will have the capacity to store and dispatch up to 730 MWh of energy to the electrical grid at a maximum rate of 182.5 MW for up to four hours during high demand periods .
(Source: PG&E, Tesla, Aug., 2020) Contact: PG&E, www.pg&e.com;
Tesla Powerwall, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerwall
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Tesla's proposal would install a 1,624 kWh battery at the wastewater treatment plant at no cost to the city. This battery would have an average duration of 4.5 hours with a fully charged period of 9 hours in the case of a power outage.
The project would qualify for California Public Utilities Commission Equity Resilience Self-Generation Incentive Program rebates for installing energy storage technology for both residential and non-residential facilities.
(Source: Red Bluff City Council, Red Bluff Daily News, 3 Aug., 2020) Contact: Red Bluff City Council, www.cityofredbluff.org
California Public Utilities Commission Equity Resilience Self-Generation Incentive Program, www.cpuc.ca.gov/sgip; Tesla Powerwall, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerwall
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The home owner supplied devise tariff program, which was developed in partnership with solar companies and Renewable Energy Vermont (REV), offers up to $10,500 in upfront incentives to customers purchasing their own batteries through local installers. At least 500 customers can enroll each year, up to five MW of stored energy annually.
With the Tesla Powerwall tariff program, customers can pay $55 per month for two Powerwall batteries in a 10-year lease, which covers standard installation and an optional five more years at no additional cost, or pay $5,500 upfront. Program participants agree to share their stored energy with GMP during peak energy use times, which lowers costs for all GMP customers.
(Source: green Mountain Power, PR, Energy Insider, 26 May, 2020), Contact: Green Mountain Power, Mari McClure, Pres., CEO, Josh Castonguay, VP, (802) 770-3392, email@example.com, www.greenmountainpower.com
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Tesla's Powerwall home battery system for a 2,200-square-foot home retails for roughly $14,100 so, although a timely offer, Musk's discount is far from extravagant.
(Source: Tesla, The Verge, 28 Oct., 2019)Contact: Tesla Powerwall, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerwall
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The energy storage tariff would allow customers to lease Tesla Powerwall batteries from GMP and pay either a one-time, upfront fee or a monthly payment. The customer-owned tariff would see the customer lease or purchase a battery from a range of approved providers. The proposed tariffs are extensions of two successful pilot programs that included electric vehicle chargers.
If approved by the PUC, each program will be open to a maximum of 500 customers per year, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. (Source: Green Mountain Power, Energy News, Oct., 2019) Contact: Green Mountain Power, Josh Castonguay, VP, (802) 770-3392, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greenmountainpower.com
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The company generated $368.2 million in revenues from its energy generation, i.e. solar and storage, business during the most recent quarter, up from $324.6 million during Q1, according to a release. (Source: Tesla, 30 July, 2019) Contact: Tesla Powerwall, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerwall
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This had a double price benefit. It saves on the momentary energy charge, but more importantly it can reduce the utility's payment to the bulk transmission system in New England. That charge is based on usage during the hour of the year when the most electricity was being used. GMP will cut its annual grid costs, explaining a large portion of the nearly $500,000 it says it saved. If a higher peak hour happens later in the year, that number can change.
Under the GMP Powerwall program, a customer can buy one of the Powerwall 2.0 batteries for $1,500, less than a fifth of the usual cost, if they let GMP draw electricity from the battery at times.
A single Powerwall 2.0 provides 13 kWh of power, which can run an efficient house for a day. (Source: Green Mountain Power, Concord Monitor, 21 July, 2018) Contact: Green Mountain Power,
Josh Castonguay, VP Innovation, (802) 770-3392, email@example.com, www.greenmountainpower.com
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The proposed new rules would deviate slightly from another much-heralded objective -- Requiring all new homes be "net-zero" meaning they would produce enough solar power to offset all electricity and natural gas consumed over the course of a year. Among the highlights:
The mandate dates back to 2007 when the California Energy Commission adopted the goal of making homebuilding so efficient the "newly constructed buildings can be net zero energy by 2020 for residences and by 2030 for commercial buildings."
(Source: California Energy Commission, Orange County Register, 4 May, 2018) Contact: California Energy Commission
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