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Electrek news Sept 2020

Tesla Megapacks help alleviate UK’s hundreds of millions in grid balancing costs from the pandemic

A new project powered by Tesla Megapacks is helping alleviate the United Kingdom’s hundreds of millions of dollars in grid balancing costs that occurred from the pandemic.

The pandemic has greatly changed electricity use as more people have stayed home and changed their energy use patterns.

These changes are costing electric utilities in new grid balancing costs.

In the UK, the National Grid reports 718 million pounds ($932 million) in balancing costs from March to July — a 39% increase over the last year.

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