New energy storage system at BP’s Titan 1 wind energy power plant to be supplied by Tesla
In a recent announcement, petroleum company BP has revealed that a new energy storage system for its Titan 1 wind energy power plant in South Dakota, US, will be built and supplied by Tesla. The installation of the new energy storage facility is scheduled for the second half of 2018.
According to reports, the new energy storage facility to be installed at BP’s Titan 1 wind energy power plant will be the company’s first large-scale battery-based energy storage facility anywhere across the world.
BP’s decision to select Tesla as the supplier for its energy storage facility underscores part of a comprehensive effort by the petroleum company in recent times towards a potential expansion of the renewable energy sector side of its US operations.
Reuters has shared some details about Tesla’s energy storage system for BP’s Titan 1 windfarm in South Dakota. As per the Reuters report, the energy storage system which Tesla will supply to BP will comprise “the 212 kilowatt (KW)/840 kilowatt hour battery.”
With a number of oil firms having already invested in battery technology, the Reuters report has pointed out that the use of large-scale battery power at windfarms facilitates the storage of energy when wind is ample and ensures that electricity is available in times of high demand; thereby “offering a crucial commercial advantage to an otherwise volatile energy source.”
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