Tesla Batteries Supply Electricity To Blacked-Out Puerto Rico
Earlier today, Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority announced that the entire island was without power.
It’s expected that it could take up to 36 hours to restore power, but in the meantime, some 662 Tesla batteries (a combination or Powerwall and Powerpack units) are up and running, supplying essential juice.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says Tesla Energy is working 24/7 to get more battery energy installations activated to assist with the island nation’s struggle to get essential services back on line.
BREAKING: All of Puerto Rico is currently without power pic.twitter.com/ZOF6xzaZG3
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 18, 2018
Tesla batteries are currently live & delivering power at 662 locations in Puerto Rico. Team is working 24/7 to activate several hundred more. https://t.co/OMu8qKJvLy
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 18, 2018
Tesla’s efforts to provide reliable power in Puerto Rico have been ongoing for quite some time now. Here are just a few examples of Tesla’s contributions to support the island’s power grid: