MIRA LOMA, California — Tesla cut the ribbon on a massive battery storage facility in the Southern California desert, 60 miles east of Los Angeles on Monday.
The Powerpack project, a joint venture with local electricity provider, Southern California Edison (SCE), will support grid operation during peak hours and improve the integration of renewable energy resources.
"This project is exactly in line with our mission to accelerate sustainable technology and sustainable energy broadly for the world," Tesla Chief Technology Officer, JB Straubel, said.
"Storage is a piece that's been missing on the grid since the grid was invented, so thanks to these technologies, we're right at the turning point of being able to deliver storage and use renewables — solar, wind, and others — that can power people's needs for longer parts of the day," Straubel said.
The Powerpack is a commercial-scale variation of