- November 7, 2018
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Tesla's Powerpack is intended for use in utility- and larger, commercial-industrial-scale applications, but the two Australian energy companies have installed a 105 kW-420 kWh Powerpack system in the Western Australian city of Mandurah.
The project is lead by government-owned utility Western Power and Synergy, a Western Australia energy company, according to a news report.
Tesla identified Australia as one of the most promising markets for Powerwalls, which the company markets and installs for individual residences. It's not surprising that enterprising utilities and energy services companies are looking to use the larger Powerpacks to serve as distributed energy storage resources for neighborhoods, communities and even cities, however.
Connected to the utility grid, the City of Murdah's Powerpack-based community energy storage system will store and dispatch electricity to 52 households with solar PV installations, according to the news report.