Tesla is slowly showing the world its plans as it makes public its business moves.
The electric autonomous vehicle (EAV) maker had inked a partnership with PG&E Electric Corporation which the two conducted a groundbreaking ceremony earlier last week of its battery cell factory. It will be located at the PG&E electric substation in California.
The design, construction, and maintenance of the facility will be done by both companies. Meanwhile, it will be owned and operated by PG&E according to both of the company’s official statements.
The plant’s construction is planned to finish into early next year with plans of having it fully energized in mid-2021.
According to a report on website MarketWatch, both envision the plant being the largest in the world.
“Once operational, the Moss Landing substation system will be one of the largest utility-owned, lithium-ion battery energy storage systems in the world,” the report quotes.
Touted as a ‘landmark’ by both parties, the facility is a stationary energy-storage system type. It is said that it will help smooth out electric-grid peaks and valleys. It also aids in making the grid more reliable.