Following its immense success in Australia, Tesla is moving north with its battery technology. The company is working with Nova Scotia Power in Canada to supply Powerwall 2 and Powerpack batteries for a wind-based power system. Dubbed the Intelligent Feeder Project, this effort will use Tesla’s battery system to store energy from the wind power generators any time there is extra energy to make up for other times when power may be in short supply.
An increasing number of communities around the world are gravitating toward environmentally friendly power sources and Canada is no exception. Wind turbines are a popular source of clean energy in North America, but they require an energy storage system that can store excess energy and then provide it back to nearby homes and businesses when necessary.
Such an energy storage system ensures that homes and businesses get a steady supply of electricity even if current energy generation is low. This was the case in Australia, where Tesla recently wrapped up an energy storage project that managed to hit a seemingly impossible deadline. Now the company is back to do it again, for the most part.
In a newly published YouTube video (above), Nova Scotia Power details a pilot project that involves “a grid-size battery” from Tesla, the Powerpacks, installed at the Elmsdale substation, as well as 10 Tesla Home batteries (the Powerwalls) installed in homes in the community.
By using Powerwall batteries in residential homes, these residents are able to utilize clean energy even if the wind turbines aren’t currently generating the power they need. Home-based batteries also help take demand off the grid system at times when demand may be higher than the clean energy systems are providing.