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Tesla has a new product called ‘Virtual Machine Mode’ coming to its ‘Big Battery’

Tesla has a brand new product known as “Digital Machine Mode,” and it’s being deployed at its power storage mission in South Australia, nicknamed “Tesla Large Battery,” in partnership with France’s Neoen.

Over the previous couple of years, Tesla has put numerous effort into growing software program merchandise to take higher benefit of its quickly rising fleet of power storage capability.

In 2020, Electrek noticed a beforehand unknown new product from Tesla: Autobidder. It’s a real-time buying and selling and management platform for power belongings, like Tesla’s Powerpacks, Powerwalls, and Megapacks, optimized by way of machine studying to raised use and extra immediately monetize the belongings. Just a few months later, Electrek revealed Tesla Powerhub, a monitoring system for power belongings.

Final yr, we additionally reported on Tesla’s Opticaster, which is “an clever software program designed to maximise financial advantages and sustainability goals for distributed power assets.”

Now Tesla has yet one more power software program product known as “Tesla Digital Machine Mode.”

The product was revealed by way of Neoen, the French power firm that owns the Hornsdale Energy Reserve (HPR) in South Australia (also referred to as “Tesla Large Battery”), asserting that it obtained approval to supply the “world’s first grid-scale inertia companies” by way of Tesla’s expertise.

HPR is the primary large battery on this planet to ship grid-scale inertia companies, because of Tesla’s pioneering Digital Machine Mode expertise.

Neoen stated that it’s deploying the expertise on the power storage system in South Australia after receiving approval from the Australian Power Market Operator (AEMO).

Electrek discovered Tesla’s description of the Digital Machine Mode:

As extra wind and solar energy exchange fossil gas era, much less mechanical inertia is out there on the grid, eradicating a pure stability buffer within the case of a grid disturbance. Tesla’s Digital Machine Mode is designed to deal with these stability challenges by just about emulating mechanical inertia. Megapack’s built-in inverters with Digital Machine Mode create grid-forming dynamics that present grid energy, reply to added and rejected masses and keep high quality voltage on the level of interconnection. In South Australia, the Hornsdale Energy Reserve alone can present as much as 3,000 megawatt-seconds of inertia by utilizing Digital Machine Mode — roughly half of the state’s total inertia wants.

Neoen commented on the deployment of the expertise on the Hornsdale Energy Reserve:

This landmark achievement is the results of two years of intensive trials and intensive collaboration between Neoen and battery expertise supplier Tesla, working carefully with AEMO and ElectraNet, South Australia’s community operator. Collectively they accomplished the required research, testing and evaluation to deploy this pioneering expertise at scale for the primary time.

In 2020, the Large Battery was expanded including 50 MW/64.5 MWh of capability on the website – bringing the full to 150 MW/193.5 MWh. It showed a record 270 MW range after the enlargement.

The mission has already confirmed to be worthwhile, and it has served for instance for different large-scale power storage initiatives around the globe.

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