After February’s mass power outage left millions of Texans without power for days during a winter storm, many politicians and citizens have questioned the integrity of Texas’ lone power grid.
According to a Bloomberg report, Elon Musk and his Tesla company are getting into the Texas power market.
The report says that a “Tesla subsidiary registered as Gambit Energy Storage LLC is quietly building a more than 100 megawatt energy storage project” and that a battery of this size could power 20,000 homes on a hot Texas summer day.
The battery is reportedly being built near Houston in Angleton, Texas, and “the battery-storage system being built by Tesla’s Gambit subsidiary is registered with ERCOT and sits adjacent to a Texas-New Mexico Power substation.”
Bloomberg says that Warren Lasher, ERCOT’s senior director of system planning, said the project has a proposed commercial operation date of June 1.
For Bloomberg’s full report, click HERE.