Tesla has been selected to install new battery storage facilities which will provide backup power for two locations in Red Bluff, California.
The local City Council approved the projects and will be part of California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program, which provides rebates for installing energy storage technology in homes and businesses.
Two locations were selected for the project. The first is the Red Bluff Community Center, where a 696kWh battery will be installed at no cost to the city. Tesla has also agreed to cover maintenance for 10 years. Once installed, it will have an average duration of 15.5 hours with a fully charged period of 31 hours, reports Red Bluff Daily News.
The second location selected is the city’s waste water treatment plant, where a larger 1,624kWh battery will be installed. It will have an average duration of 4.5 hours with a fully charged period of 9 hours in the event of a power outage. Tesla will also offer 10 years of maintenance on the project.
As with all of Tesla’s large-scale battery installations, the city will realize large savings from the project. The city estimates it will save over $600,000 over the first 10 years of use.
Tesla was the only vendor that submitted an official proposal to the city, despite multiple vendors showing interest during the tender process.