Tesla on Thursday highlighted a recent commercial Megapack installation in Angleton, Texas, located about 45 minutes south of Houston.
“In Angleton, Texas, an energy storage project was proposed to provide sustainable backup support to the grid. This resulted in the installation of 81 Tesla Megapacks, providing greater outage protection while reducing the community’s reliance on fossil fuels.”
“Megapack is the largest, densest battery system in the world—with giga-scale capacity and the quickest installation ever,” is how Tesla describes its battery storage for commercial applications.
Tesla says the Megapacks allow for 200MWh of energy, while also allowing owners to participate in the energy market while providing support to the state’s grid during outages.
Back in February, the electricity grid in Texas was shut down for three days after a cold snap that saw temperatures drop below 14 degrees Fahrenheit, buckling to intense demand for hydro to heat homes.
With the new 81 Megapacks installed, Tesla says the latter “will now provide support to the grid by helping to balance demand, lower energy costs and keep the lights on.”
Tesla recently was approved to sell energy in the state of Texas, home of its new headquarters in Austin.
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