PG&E deploys its first Tesla Powerpack battery storage station

PG&E Tesla Powerpack battery

Pacific Gas and Electric has gone live with its first utility-scale, lithium-ion battery storage system.

The storage substation, located about 50 miles north of Sacramento, is made of 22 Tesla Powerpacks, each the size of a refrigerator. In all, the 500-kilowatt (KW) substation can store up to 2000KW hours (KWh) of power, enough to power up to 380 typical homes. The batteries can discharge at full power for four hours.


PG&E’s new lithium-ion battery substation is in Browns Valley, Calif. and has 22 Tesla Powerpack units.

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