Tesla allowing home batteries in California to participate in utility scale virtual power plant

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Solar + Wind + Storage = Electrify Everything. It’ll give us clean, abundant, reliable power. These next ten years will be a decade of insane change.

paulloewen

I’m really excited about these. We’ve electrified almost everything in the house now and have a Powerwall on order. The struggle will be incumbent utilities who view this stuff as a threat. Producing and distributing the power puts them in a bit of a conflict, not all see the opportunity But as these projects show success I’m sure everyone will see there’s a much better power grid waiting to happen

garoo1234567

This seems like a great idea to move forward with, I would be a little concerned to store the battery in or right outside the house. Maybe like a small shed that is cooled, with a built in fire suppression system. You have to make sure there are extra measures taken if the idea is to distribute huge house batteries out to the public.

Maverick_X9

Yeah, you know that thing you bought to store power at your end? Yeah, we’re just going to use that power so you don’t have it stored.

ledow