Three huge battery storage plants will be going live in California around the same time, and it will be a start to one of the biggest plans we have heard about in the power production industry.
Tesla motors has always had the belief that stringing millions of small batteries together can actually go a long way; in fact, it could be able to kick fossil fuel out of circulation. Tesla has spent over $5 billion in building what will soon become the world’s biggest factory, and it has dedicated this gigafactory to battery cell production. This week, we will be seeing how batteries get used beyond all these grid-scale pilot projects.
Three companies have built battery storage plants which, when combined, amounts to about 15 percent of the battery storage installed on the planet in the space of a year. Tesla, Altagas Ltd., and AES Corp will all be flipping the switch on almost at the same time, and California will be able to enjoy another source of electricity, which could soon become its only reliable and affordable source.
On Friday, Tesla chief technology officer, J.B Straubel, stated that “it’s sort of hard to comprehend sometimes the speed all this is going at,” he added, “our storage is growing as fast as we can humanly scale it.”
This new battery projects will be going a long way in protecting lives and properties of people. Some time back, we learned of a natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon near Porter Ranch which releases thousands of tons of methane into the atmosphere before it was sealed. In fact, the new battery projects are being launched around a year after, and it serves as a real demonstration of the determination of these companies to reducing the usage of fossil gas to the minimum.