On Tuesday, the company announced that it would expand its largest Virtual Power plant in Australia.
It was reported that Tesla would be making its Virtual Power plant in Australia even bigger. It will be expanded to New South Wales, South-East Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory with the Tesla Energy Plan, Teslarati reported.
However, Tesla did not provide more details regarding the expansion, but it links to its official Australia virtual power plant webpage. On the site, it can be seen that Tesla is actively inviting homeowners to participate in the Tesla Energy Plan.
Over the past few years, Tesla has been deploying more Powerwalls to grow its virtual power plant. In 2020, Tesla had 1,000 Powerwalls on the network, and they were authorized for a new phase to add another 3,000 batteries, according to Electrek.
“Tesla’s Virtual Power Plant allows you to maximize your energy savings through flexible Time-of-Use rates. By monitoring and managing your Powerwall, our technology helps ensure the most cost-effective energy source powers your home. This helps to reduce your energy bill while increasing access to cleaner renewable energy throughout your community.” Tesla wrote on its site.
Tesla launched the project last 2018, installing Powerwalls and solar power on 50,000 homes, to solve the issue of Australia’s unstable grid and high electricity costs.