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In 2019, Electrify America began adding Tesla Powerpacks to over 100 new charging stations to keep costs down and EV owners across America can now see them. This is a smart move that helps to reduce provider costs and stabilizes the network during periods of peak demand.
The California-based manufacturer offers the highest quality energy storage systems at the most reasonable cost and therefore has attracted the attention of not only retail owners but also large companies. The Tesla battery storage systems work by consuming excess power from electrical networks during off-hours and storing it for later use. This allows charging stations to keep pace with demand and helps avoid price increases during peak hours. That is why Electrify America has equipped its charging stations with Tesla Powerpacks.
Came across an Electrify America charging station today and noticed a Tesla battery behind it.— Jeff 💙✌️ (@JeffTutorials) May 8, 2021
Turns out Electrify America uses Tesla batteries to power their chargers during electricity downtime: https://t.co/6fam7iefGO
There is no escaping Tesla 🤣 pic.twitter.com/drjbbLzH0W
Such a retooling is the most sensible step, given modern realities. With the increase in the number of electric vehicles, the use of electricity continues to grow steadily, which was previously emphasized by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Energy storage systems act as stabilizers for the entire network; they could be the buffer that is needed during peak power demand, which would eliminate situations such as what occurred in February in Texas.
It would be a really smart move to equip homes, charging stations, facilities, and utilities with such energy storage systems. In the near future, due to the widespread introduction of EVs, humanity's need for electricity will double or triple. If utilities do not start using storage systems, they will not be able to serve their customers because they will not be able to respond to peak events quickly enough. In the United States, power outages due to grid congestion or extreme weather events that occur due to climate change are increasingly common.
There is also an urgent need to build large solar and wind farms that can harvest energy from renewable sources. But such electricity generators must have energy storage systems in order to be able to use them when needed. The availability of solar and wind energy and storage batteries provides a long-term solution for a stable energy future. Tesla's products are able to make receiving and storing energy as convenient and profitable for owners as possible.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.