BP’s South Dakota wind farm to install Tesla battery system

British Petroleum has commissioned Tesla to help build an energy storage system at BP’s Titan 1 wind farm in South Dakota. This is BP’s foray into the wind business in the US as the company is looking to diversify its portfolio and looks toward a long-term sustainable low-carbon future. The wind farm will have 10 turbines, which will produce up to 25MW. This is enough energy to supply roughly 6,700 homes annually. Tesla’s Powerpack system will provide 212kW/840Wh of storage, which allows it to better align  energy generation during peak demand and volatile wind conditions.

BP’s Wind Energy chief Laura Folse stated, It’s another way that we’re working to create a wind energy business that is sustainable for the long-term and supporting the broader transition to a low-carbon future. The battery pilot project at our Titan 1 Wind Farm will provide BP Wind Energy valuable insights as we seek opportunities to use energy storage more effectively across our diverse portfolio.”

Expect a launch for the project during the second half of the year.

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