Tesla on Thursday announced that it had won a deal to provide 20 megawatts of batteries to the utility to plug into one of its substations and provide energy during peak grid times. Tesla says the large battery installation would be able to provide enough power for 2,500 homes daily or 1,000 Tesla cars.

Tesla was selected to provide a 20 MW / 80 MWh Powerpack system at the Southern California Edison Mira Loma substation. Tesla was the only bidder awarded a utility-owned storage project out of the solicitation.

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