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BP Tests Tesla Powerpacks On United States Wind Farm

By Brian Spaen

BP is teaming up with Tesla to bring battery storage to one of their wind farms in the United States. Located in South Dakota, the Titan 1 wind farm’s new battery will be a pilot project for the oil and gas company. They continue to grow their renewable energy portfolio, which features investments into electric vehicle charging.

The Titan 1 wind farm has a small capacity of 25 megawatts, and the battery facility capacity will be 212 kilowatts and 840 kilowatt-hours. According to Electrek, that’s the equivalent of four Tesla Powerpacks, so it certainly won’t be as demanding as other battery storage projects. That might be good considering they’re already tackling a second big project in Australia.

For BP, this could lead to further facilities being added to the oil and gas company’s other wind farms. After its launch, scheduled for the second half of this year, they’ll be monitoring how it performs and make necessary adjustments to develop it at other wind power sites.