Texas’s power grid was made famous last February by the unprecedented cold weather and wind that left many manufacturing companies without power supply. In Texas, Tesla’s electric cars began warning their owners not to charge them during peak energy consumption periods.
It is well-known that Tesla CEO Elon Musk moved to Texas some time back. This also included the headquarters of the company. The new Tesla Model Y assembly plant for electric vehicles has recently been opened in Austin. This facility is preparing to produce Semi trucks, Cybertruck pickups as well as a second-generation Roadster sports car and even Optimus robots (Tesla Bot). Tesla is also planning to build a robot taxi here. Integration of the business with the local energy system is the key task for the company.
Electrek explains how Tesla is building Texas stationary power storage plants that will offset seasonal fluctuations in Texas’ consumption. Residential areas are getting solar panels and domestic energy storage systems. One of the car owners featured on these pages RedditHis Tesla electric car had issued a recommendation to him in the following days that he avoid charging between 3 and 8 in the afternoon and 8 in the evening. This follows the advice of Texas’s local electricity regulator. He advised residents of Texas to reduce their power consumption during the hot season. Six of the six local generating facilities were forced to close due to an increase in energy consumption. Residents are advised to keep their thermostats at 26 degrees Celsius or above.