Tesla’s energy division seems to be growing at an impressive pace with several new projects recently deployed.
We now learn of a new project in Nova Scotia where Tesla is installing both Powerpacks and Powerwalls to create an ‘intelligent grid’.
In a similar albeit smaller initiative as Tesla’s virtual power plant project in Australia, the company is partnering with Nova Scotia Power, the local electric utility, to create what they are calling ‘the Intelligent Feeder Project’.
It consists of installing a grid-size battery system using Tesla’s Powerpacks at the Elmsdale substation and combining the centralized energy storage system with 10 residential batteries using Tesla’s Powerwalls at homes in the community of Elmsdale, which is partially powered by the wind turbine located in Hardwood Lands.
The company says that they have already deployed the 10 Powerwalls last fall through Tesla’s Canadian distributor, MPower.
Mark Candow and his family received one of those Powerwalls. They say that they are environmentally conscious and they are glad that the Tesla Powerwall will enable them to use more renewable energy when the wind is not blowing.
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