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BP to Store Clean Power With Tesla Battery at U.S. Wind Farm

Tesla Inc. Powerpacks

Tesla Inc. Powerpacks

Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

BP Plc is installing a high-capacity Tesla Inc. battery at a wind farm in South Dakota, marking the first time the oil giant has paired storage with wind energy in the U.S.

The pilot project at the 25-megawatt Titan 1 wind farm in South Dakota will utilize a 212-kilowatt battery, enabling it to store electricity and deploy it when the wind isn’t blowing, BP said Tuesday in a statement. Terms of the battery purchase agreement weren’t disclosed. The system is scheduled to be operational during the second half of the year.