Tesla Motors Selected For Massive Battery Storage Project In SoCal

Tesla Motors has been selected to build and install massive, 80 megawatt battery storage facility in Southern California, as part of a new contract with Southern California Edison, the two announced on Thursday. The plant--to be build at SCE's Mira Loma plant--is designed to store up energy from renewables, for use during peak hours. Tesla said that the massive Tesla PowerPack install will provide enough energy to power more than 2,500 households for a day or charge 1,000 Tesla vehicles. Financial details of the deal were not announced. Tesla said the win is part of a response to the devastating Aliso Canyon natural gas release, which has heightened the risk of blackouts in the Los Angeles area, due to orders to close the facility. Tesla said it expects to manufacture, commission, and install the new system in a mere three months. Mira Loma is in Riverside County, at the intersection of the 15 and 60 freeways.