Tesla’s VPP beta with PG&E has 1,763 homes in the fleet so far; here’s how to track the growth.


Tesla’s virtual power plant (VPP) beta with Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) now has 1,763 homes in the fleet so far. This is up from 1,262 less than two weeks ago, Tesla enthusiast, Sawyer Merrit tweeted. In his tweet, Sawyer included a screenshot provided by Rick Davis,

Track The VPP Fleet Growth In Real-Time

Rick Davis shared that you can also follow Tesla’s VPP beta growth in real-time.

The real-time growth of Tesla’s VPP with PG&E is being tracked by Last Bulb. Tesla and PG&E invited 25,000 customers to take part in the VPP beta.

By doing so, the customers will create the world’s largest distributed battery. And this will support grid reliability.

Graph by Last Bulb

How Many Participating Homes Does It Take To Offset The need For A Temporary Fossil-Fueled Power Plant?

@michbetancourt1 asked an excellent question: “Do we have any news on how many participating homes it takes to offset the need to fire up a temp power plant running off fossil fuels?”

In response, Rick Davis shared his thoughts.

He noted that although the math itself was fuzzy, the daily reserve of the California grid is 2.9k MWh.

Based on the live tracker, the test is 43 MWh maximum in a reserve capacity. He added that it proves its ability and estimated 50,000 Powerwalls in California.

There are less than 3,500 in the test.

However, if all 25,000 customers took part in the test, I think, this would show some very promising data.

Tesla’s VPP beta with PG&E has 1,763 homes in the fleet so far; here’s how to track the growth.

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