Puerto Rico Part II: National Grid and Tesla Team Up to Solve Nantucket Island’s Energy Woes

By Ray Prince National Grid, Massachusett’s electricity, and natural gas supplier, has announced a partnership with Tesla to install a battery energy storage system on Nantucket Island to power its 10,000 residents.
With its existing diesel generators nearest its end, National Grid proposed a new 6-MW,48-MWh battery energy storage system, provided by Tesla, requiring 200 Tesla Powerpacks to operate.
This move is meant to address Nantucket’s increase in electricity demand via tourism and existing lacking infrastructure, with two submarine power cables providing power to the mainland. Both are buoyed by two aging backup power diesel generators that are reaching the end of its shelf

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