Tesla is developing a 100MW energy storage project in Texas

The installation will have the capacity to power 20,000 homes when complete.

Under the radar, Tesla is building an energy storage project in Texas, as indicated by Bloomberg. In Angleton, a town of almost 20,000 found 40 miles south of Houston, Tesla auxiliary Gambit Energy Storage is installing the organization’s particular Megapacks.

At the point when complete, the 100MW establishment will actually want to control around 20,000 homes. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) revealed to Bloomberg the site could start operating when the beginning of June.

It’s unclear why Tesla is utilizing an auxiliary as the public essence of this project. It’s not the first of its sort undertaking for the organization. In 2017, it constructed a 100MWh battery ranch in South Australia.

Right now, it’s likewise providing California’s Pacific Gas and Electric with Megapacks for its in-progress Bay Area Moss Landing project.

However, there’s no mistaking the timing of the project. A month ago, remarkable winter climate left a lot of Texas without power. At the point when the force lattice clasped, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to mock ERCOT. “Not acquiring that R,” he said of the association, which oversees around 90% of the state’s force lattice and has gone under serious examination following a month ago’s close to disappointment. Prominently, Musk was asked by one of his devotees if a battery stockpiling project like one Tesla worked in Australia was conceivable in Texas. “Yes,” he said.