Olympic Valley plans system powered by Tesla batteries

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif.

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — California’s Olympic Valley plans to continue its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by enlisting Tesla’s help.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports batteries produced by the company known for making luxury electric cars are planned to be installed near the top of the Gold Coast aerial tramway at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort.

Liberty Utilities plans to install enough batteries to give four to six hours of power to the valley near Lake Tahoe.

Officials say the batteries will provide a backup power system and assist efforts to smooth fluctuations in the electrical grid.

Before installation, the plan requires approval from the California Public Utilities Commission and Placer County.

The plan coincides with the resort’s efforts to have the valley powered solely by renewable energy by the end of 2018.

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com

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