Monday, 16 May 2022 12:40

Tesla Attempts to Help as Texas' Power Grid in Trouble Yet Again

Written by Steven Loveday, InsideEVs


... Reddit, which was shared by Tesla owner Karlan Mitchell. The notification reads:


"A heatwave is expected to impact the grid in Texas over the next few days. The grid operator recommends to avoid charging during peak hours between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., if possible, to help statewide efforts to manage demand."


As you are likely aware, Tesla just recently opened a brand-new factory in Austin, TX, CEO Elon Musk has relocated to the area, and the company's headquarters has officially moved from California to Texas. Texas is also home to SpaceX's Starbase launch site.


Musk has been encouraging people to move to the Austin area and apply to work at Tesla. He's also suggested builders ramp up efforts to make more housing available. However, most importantly, Tesla has already been working on plans to help Texas with its failing power grid. 


Thus far, Tesla has started supplying energy storage for Texas to the tune of 81 Megapack commercial batteries. Electrek said Tesla plans to continue in its efforts to help, and it will roll out residential storage and solar systems as well. In fact, the company is already installing solar roofs and Powerall batteries in new home construction projects in Austin.


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