Electricity from Tesla Will Be Available in Germany no Later than 2022, According to Report

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Electricity from Tesla Will Be Available in Germany no Later than 2022, According to Report
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by Eva Fox September 13, 2021

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https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tes...rmany-no-later-than-2022-according-to-reports

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In the spring of 2021, Tesla began offering its own electricity rates to some Powerwall owners in Germany. Together with the construction of an automobile plant, the company is preparing for a large-scale entry into the German electricity market with its own equipment and software. It is reported that this will happen no later than 2022.

Handelsblatt shared some interesting details about Tesla's entry into the German electricity market. According to their information, the company intends to offer its services to clients across the country no later than the beginning of 2022. “A nationwide rollout is planned,” Handelsblatt quotes the manufacturer.

At the moment, Tesla offers its services in two states in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. Clean energy supplier Octopus Energy Germany began offering Tesla's electricity tariff in the spring of 2021. According to the operator's website:

  • Tesla Energy Plan is a 'symmetrical' tariff—i.e. the 24/7 import rate and 24/7 export rate are the same. The symmetrical import/export pricing will be set according to your location.
  • 24/7 import rate of £0.10-0.12/kWh (Based on location)—the lowest flat rate tariff available in the market (as of May 2021).
  • 24/7 export rate of £0.10-0.12/kWh (Based on location) for any electricity you export—more than 100% above the best fixed S.E.G. tariff on the market (as of May 2021)
  • Standing charge of £0.22 per day
At the moment, the offer is directed exclusively to customers who have installed a rooftop solar system and a home storage battery—Powerwall. By combining such households, Tesla creates a virtual power plant and can manage it using its Autobidder software.

Autobidder is a real-time trading and control platform that provides value-based asset management and portfolio optimization, enabling owners and operators to configure operational strategies that maximize revenue according to their business objectives and risk preferences. In other words, Tesla developed software for independent power producers and utilities, capital partners, and themselves to help manage and monetize clean energy stored in battery storage systems.


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This news fits right in.......


Tesla Is Building An Energy Trading Team

Tesla is looking for a person to run its energy trading desk, powered by Autobidder

Say “Tesla” and most people think of electric cars. But Tesla is also an energy company. It has built some of the world’s largest battery storage facilities and operates a massive microgrid that will eventually include 50,000 rooftop solar systems coupled with residential storage batteries in Australia. It has applied to be an energy supplier in the UK and in Texas. And now, according to Reuters, it is looking to build an energy trading team based on a post found on LinkedIn.

That LinkedIn submission was created by Julian Lamy, who describes himself as a senior optimization software engineer for Tesla. “I’m building a new team at Tesla focused on Energy Trading and Market Operations,” he says. The job requires expertise in wholesale electricity markets, and the candidate will “lead trading and real-time operations for battery, solar, and wind projects participating in wholesale energy markets,” using Autobidder, according to the job posting.

What Is Autobidder?
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Tesla Autobidder user interface. Credit: Tesla

So what is Autobider? For the answer to that, we turn to the Tesla website. It says, “Autobidder provides independent power producers, utilities and capital partners the ability to autonomously monetize battery assets. Autobidder is a real-time trading and control platform that provides value-based asset management and portfolio optimization, enabling owners and operators to configure operational strategies that maximize revenue according to their business objectives and risk preferences.”

Tesla goes on to say “Autobidder is part of Autonomous Control, Tesla’s suite of optimization software solutions. [It] successfully operating at Hornsdale Power Reserve in South Australia, and through market bidding, has added competition to drive down energy prices.”

Sharp-eyed readers will focus on the words “independent power producers” in the first sentence. They may imply that Autobidder will empower non-traditional energy producers, usually those with rooftop solar systems, to participate more easily in the broader utility market — something many utilities are not all that enthusiastic about.

“Batteries are highly flexible assets, but they require smart strategies and software to realize their full value,” Tesla says. “Autobidder allows owners to realize this value by handling the complex co-optimization required to successfully stack multiple value streams simultaneously, including:

  • Wholesale markets, including energy, ancillary services and capacity
  • Transmission & Distribution-level grid services
  • Renewable firming and shaping
  • Bilateral contractual arrangements
  • Other portfolio needs
In wholesale markets, Autobidder includes participation in the following, where regionally applicable:

  • Day-ahead markets
  • Real-time markets
  • Continuous markets
Autobidder uses proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms developed by Tesla for:

  • Price forecasting
  • Load forecasting
  • Generation forecasting
  • Dispatch optimization
  • Smart bidding
“Autobidder’s algorithms are adaptable to new markets and services, and continuously improve through experiential data to maintain high financial performance in dynamic market environments. Autobidder was designed to collaborate with and augment the capabilities of human operators. Autobidder continuously executes transactions in the market using a numerical optimization model that is based on the parameters set and adjusted by a human operator, reflecting the preferences of the trading desk.” The position advertised on LinkedIn is seeking the person who will be in charge of that trading desk. Tesla goes on to say that customers who use Autobidder will continue to enjoy the full benefits of the Tesla warranty on their batteries.

AI & The Grid
Coincidentally, today’s email from Bloomberg Green is all about the use of artificial intelligence to manage the electrical grid and how it will change the dynamics that have become standard procedure over the past 100 years. In that email, Nathaniel Bullard says, “The future will not just involve a move from power systems with hundreds or thousands of large generators to systems with millions of small solar projects and wind turbines. It will also involve hundreds of millions of networked electric vehicles and also, potentially billions of networked sources of energy demand — things like lighting systems, boilers, and heat pumps.

“Their connections to each other have obvious value, from informing operators of conditions to transacting between parties. Energy transition networks at a scale of billions of things will be too big to be run only by humans. They will require artificial intelligence.” It sounds as if Tesla has already identified that trend and is designing new systems to manage the multiple parameters that will characterize decentralized mini grids and microgrids. My colleague Kyle Field sums it up nicely in a tweet:


“A new white paper from my BloombergNEF colleagues, the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (Germany’s energy agency) and the World Economic Forum outlines 15 functions that AI can perform for the energy transition,” Bullard adds. “Many of them are improvements on existing industrial functions that companies use today, from asset optimization and demand forecasting for renewable power generation, to designing and monitoring power grids.” The graphic that shows those benefits is at the top of this page.

Clearly, Tesla is prepared to lead the distributed renewables revolution as it prepares to significantly disrupt yet another industry. Elon Musk has said he expects revenue for the energy side of Tesla’s business to equal or exceed the revenue it generates from selling vehicles. The energy trading desk will play a major role in making that happen.


https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/09/tesla-is-building-an-energy-trading-team/
 

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Tesla will wind up being a large conglomerate like General Electric once was.

Tesla will easily surpass Apple's market valuation in 2 years.

Another stock split? 😁 (y)
 

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Not sure what these charts are supposed to show, but the fact that they have completely different scales makes it very difficult to make any conclusions about what they are saying. The fact that the values on the scale are in a 2 point font makes me wonder if it's deliberately done to make it confusing.
 

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Tesla will wind up being a large conglomerate like General Electric once was.

Tesla will easily surpass Apple's market valuation in 2 years.
This energy push is not a 2 year thing, this is slow burn profits, it's a 20 year thing.

I doubt Tesla catches Apple in the next 2-3 years, maybe in 5 when people start to realize how dependent these grids are on Tesla for stability.
 

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This energy push is not a 2 year thing,
There you go assuming again. I didn't say the energy push is a 2 year thing.

it's a 20 year thing.
Nah, it's a 50 year thing.

doubt Tesla catches Apple in the next 2-3 years,

I was being *optimistic* Ha!

maybe in 5 when people start to realize how dependent these grids are on Tesla for stability.
That's a more realistic time frame, but you never no......
 

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Yes, Zerohedge is never right, and always lying. I know I said we should build things up, but... They are not honest actors beholden to any constituents.

This year Europe has seen unseasonable weather which would shut down all sorta of energy production. Do they mention that? No? Oh, right, they deny climate change when it's convenient.

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Tesla unveils its latest Megapack project powered by Autobidder

Tesla has released new images of its latest Megapack project and said that it is powered by its Autobidder software.

It has been two years since Tesla launched the Megapack, its largest stationary energy storage product, and it has quickly become the leader in utility-scale energy storage projects.

A single Megapack unit is a container-size 3 MWh battery system with integrated modules, inverters, and thermal systems.

With the bigger size and integrated power electronics, Tesla claims that the Megapack is 60% more energy-dense than its Powerpack.

It also comes onsite ready to install and can ship in containers.

The battery system quickly became extremely popular to deploy large-scale energy storage projects, like a battery project replacing a gas peaker in Ventura County and a huge 1 GWh project in Northern California.

Now Tesla is expanding the deployment to other markets, and yesterday it unveiled new images of its latest project in the UK:



















Tesla said that the new project, which is located in Contego, West Sussex, is using its Autobidder software:

“A new utility-scale 68MWh Megapack project in the U.K, optimised by Tesla Autobidder Software.”
Last year, Electrek spotted a previously unknown new product from Tesla: Autobidder.

It’s a real-time trading and control platform for energy assets, like Tesla’s Powerpacks, Powerwalls, and Megapacks, optimized through machine learning to better use and more directly monetize the assets.

As of earlier this year, Tesla Autobidder now has over 1.2 GWh of energy storage under management.

Over the last few months, Tesla has been quickly adding to that total.

We also recently reported on the company starting to hire energy traders to use the Autobidder platform.

Tesla is also quickly ramping up its energy storage deployment in the UK. After recently completing this project in Contego, the company already started work on an even bigger Megapack project in Essex that will have a 99MW/198MWh capacity.

https://electrek.co/2021/09/16/tesla-unveils-latest-megapack-project-powered-autobidder/
 

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Those were interesting concrete pads... are they using in-ground heat pump loops to thermally manage pack temperatures?

-Crissa
 
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