Tesla experimenting with smart power grid in CanadaBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 19 February 2018 | Categories: news
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While Tesla is often in the news for its plans on the electric vehicles front, the company still remains an energy one at heart. To that end, they are set to test out a new smart power grid in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Based in the municipality of Emsdale, the project will act as a feeder for the region's current wind turbine energy setup, with Tesla Powerwall 2 home and Powerpack batteries being put to use.
The Intelligent Feeder Project is said to fill gaps in the power grid, by topping up Powerpacks whenever a wind turbine generates excess power, then delivering it back into the system when local homes fitted with Powerwall 2 units or wind turbines fall short.
It is by no means a massive project in terms of scale, with 300 homes involved in the experiment, and an estimated 10 households fitted with the necessary Powerwall 2 batteries, but should serve as an interesting indicator for how Tesla's power solutions can be integrated into existing grids.
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