Your Digital Self: Tesla is accelerating the end of your local power producer

Until a few years ago, blackouts used to be common during the peak of Croatia’s tourist season. Every two days or so, homes near popular tourist destinations would be left without electric power for several hours. I would roast as the temperature rose.

Residents of Nova Scotia, Canada, also have had blackouts, but their future is brighter — at least for 300 homes included in Nova Scotia Power’s Intelligent Feeder pilot project. The idea is to use Tesla’s TSLA, +1.25%utility-grade Powerpack batteries in conjunction with local wind turbines as a backup in situations when the power grid falls short, such as during unfavorable weather conditions or grid overloads.

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