6.5% of EV drivers in TEAXS who experienced an outage had battery energy storage system

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PlugShare reports 6.5% of EV drivers who experienced an outage had a battery energy storage system installed at their homes. These systems, like Tesla’s Powerwall, made it possible to charge an EV even when the grid had completely shut down. One EV owner told PlugShare: ”We experienced 42 grid outages for a total of 39 hours. We charged 2 EVs without difficulty and had no home power loss due to solar panels and battery back-ups.”
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Wondered what the ballpark number was of BEV owners who bought, at least, battery backup. That is STEP#2 on roadmap to owning up to BEV independence. STEP#1 is the power box grid tie hardware installation to accommodate backup battery charging. Tesla have a different uptake statistic? I’ve seen STEP#1 ~ $2000USD w/o Mains upgrade. Any numbers from Tesla Powerwall owners for STEP#2?
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keeping some heat, lights and such on is great but usage of your toilet, shower/bath or getting water is very limited. Remember only so many flushes and hot water can be used.

Being on ones own well and septic is the best.

Powerwalls are great but if the water treatment plant is down then NO water and, if not careful, a potential backup of sewers into ones residence.
 

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keeping some heat, lights and such on is great but usage of your toilet, shower/bath or getting water is very limited. Remember only so many flushes and hot water can be used.

Being on ones own well and septic is the best.

Powerwalls are great but if the water treatment plant is down then NO water and, if not careful, a potential backup of sewers into ones residence.
I don't know what it's like where you are, but here when you are on a public utility you can flush and pour water as much as you want when the power's out.
 

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I don't know what it's like where you are, but here when you are on a public utility you can flush and pour water as much as you want when the power's out.
I believe the issues was the water plants had no power and thus no water to distribute. And in most areas pipes were frozen solid, again no water to your location. Texas storm was difficult then other storms as there systems were not designed or maintained for a storm like that.
Yes you may have water with no power, but for how long..
 

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I believe the issues was the water plants had no power and thus no water to distribute. And in most areas pipes were frozen solid, again no water to your location. Texas storm was difficult then other storms as there systems were not designed or maintained for a storm like that.
Yes you may have water with no power, but for how long..
Our pipes are all below frost line, and our water plants have backup power. So, a long time.
 

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You have to keep the water flowing if you don't want it to freeze, too.

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Tankless system is the way to go. I got in when the best systems first came to our city. A $3000 dollar system then is now $10,000.
 

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Yes you may have water with no power, but for how long..
In my experience as a homeowner, we've had city water for as long as it takes to get the power back on.

Of course, I've only owned homes Virginia and Illinois -- not Texas.

Remember that Illinois got hit with with the same arctic blast Texas did, while the weather system was on its way south. Texas could have prepared for this the same way we do in Illinois.

Texas does things their own way.

The problems we're seeing are Texas-specific.
 
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