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Tesla Powerwall, Powerpack batteries helps Nova Scotia weather power outages

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Tesla Powerwall, Powerpack batteries helps Nova Scotia weather power outages

Tesla’s residential Powerwall and Powerpack battery storage units are becoming invaluable for residents in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The batteries are a key part of the ongoing Intelligent Feeder Project, a partnership between the Nova Scotia power and Opus One Solutions via a grant from the Sustainable Development Technology in Canada. The program is a test to determine the viability of battery storage components as a possible backup for Nova Scotia’s both at the macro and micro level, electricity grid.

For the micro level, ten Elmsdale houses that are part of a microgrid had Tesla Powerwall two units. At the macro level, Tesla Powerpacks were set up in the Elmsdale substation are storing energy generated by wind turbines located at Hardwood Lands, NS. The business batteries are expected to be a great fit for the area &rsquo grid of Nova Scotia’s power is being produced from wind turbines.

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Nova Scotia Power project manager Jill Searle highlighted the potential of this initiative in a statement to Truro Daily. “We wanted to determine if we could use clients batteries, not only in & rsquo; houses, but also to determine if they could offer with end integration for a whole distribution circuit, & rdquo ; she said.

An opportunity for the Tesla batteries to show their value appeared on January 4, 2019, when the region was faced with a 5-hour power outage during the height of a snowstorm. Aside from seeing power homeowners using the Powerwall 2 observed that their batteries still had over 85 came back on. Elmsdale residents Mac and Anne Noble, whose home was fitted with a Tesla Powerwall two battery, shared their experiences during power outages.

“When the power goes out s completely instantaneous. The (desktop) computer I have over there, it didn’t even flicker when it moved outside,” Mac Noble said.

For the senior program manager, Tesla’s batteries are showing signs that they can perform. “This project, for us and for me personally, has been fantastic. We’ve had a good deal of business interest in this because a lot of jurisdictions are talking about storage as a utility asset, but not many are actually doing this. We’re among the few who are. We are top edge on rdquo; she said, & some of the work, which is actually exciting.

The pilot program for the Intelligent Feeder Project is scheduled to run until the end of 2019. The Powerwalls and Powerpacks used in the program are expected to remain deployed after the pilot program ends.

Tesla’s Energy business is growing at a fast rate, with the company deploying 1.04 GWh of electricity storage over 2018. Generation of Powerwall and Powerpack modules at Gigafactory 1 are getting expedited as a result of a production line from Tesla Grohmann. Tesla ultimately aims to more than double its energy storage deployments to over 2 GWh in 2019.

The article Tesla Powerwall, Powerpack batteries helps Nova Scotia weather power outages appeared initially on TESLARATI.com.

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