Tesla installed the $3.2 million facility using a $1.9 million Pacific, Gas and Electric grant to cover part of the expense and will pay for operations and maintenance. The district and Tesla will split energy savings estimated of $110,000 annually.

Tesla’s lithium ion batteries will be used to store energy produced by the district’s cogeneration plant at low cost periods, releasing it during peak price periods to support on-site operations.The system has a 2 MWh storage capacity.

Lithium-ion Battery