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  1. jhn_

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    Yup, event from 5-7pm but just like Friday it was the house running purely off battery while all solar went to the grid. I hope Tesla gets this resolved quickly. It’s looks like after the issue on Friday they started A-B testing and some got the fox and the rest of us will get it soon.
  2. jhn_

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    Yeah that’s screwed up. The behavior you describe with respect to battery output and then pre-event filling of the batteries with solar and having the house run from grid is the fingerprint of Connected Solutions VPP participation. What email did you reach out to? Was it...
  3. jhn_

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    Event day today on National Grid. Strange since it is cloudy with rain later in the day and not extremely hot. But since 5am grid services has been activated and the Powerwalls are taking all solar to charge up.
  4. jhn_

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    Should be easy to tell by looking in the app. Do you have a menu item below settings called “Tesla Virtual Power Plant”? If no, you are not really enrolled and they sent you the email by mistake. Did you have a large banner at the top of you menu in the app saying “Grid Services” on Friday or...
  5. jhn_

    Older eyes need larger icons

    Did the seatbelt not tighten before a collision before? 😧
  6. jhn_

    Hidden Conduit

    If this is what you want, if I were you I would bring it up at every point in the process. At the site assessment, when you receive the design, and chat with the installers first thing when they are on site. And it never hurts to be overly friendly or generous to the installers.
  7. jhn_

    PW's discharge rate during "Grid Services" event.

    I don’t think that it didn’t work properly for you. Something is different about this event compared to last year. A lot of people are having your experience myself included. A thread discussing it here...
  8. jhn_

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    ISO New England does show capacity slightly higher than demand at the moment with a large increase in hydro power coming from Canada into the New England grid at Highgate starting around 2pm. It’s price around $139/MwH. I wonder if they figured that was cheaper than VPP to meet some of the...
  9. jhn_

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    Right. Same here. Canceling my usage is what I do every day running in self-powered mode since we have no TOU rates.
  10. jhn_

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    Weird event here too today. PWs charge with solar to 100% earlier in the day while house ran off grid, then when PWs were full, house ran from solar with excess to grid. So far that’s normal and what I saw last year. At 4pm the PWs started powering the house and the solar was going to the...
  11. jhn_

    PW's discharge rate during "Grid Services" event.

    That is what they are doing. Getting your PW up to 100% with the solar the morning before the event. If your PW is not at 100% before the event starts as early as 2pm, then your average kw output average over the seasons events are going to be low and you are not going to get a full payout. The...
  12. jhn_

    Hidden Conduit

    Which conduit are you referring to? For our solar install, the conduit from the roof is hidden by a penetration under the panels through the roof into an unfinished attic then routed into a partially finished garage through the wall. In the garage the Powerwalls are mounted on a finished wall...
  13. jhn_

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    I can confirm that for me on National Grid that grid services was enacted this morning at 5am EDT this morning. Meaning that all solar is going to top off the Powerwalls and the house is running from the grid. This is the prep phase for what we expect to be the first VPP event of the season from...
  14. jhn_

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    Sounds like maybe there was a typo when enrolling the serial number(s) of someone else’s PWs on the east coast. Hope you get that cleared up.
  15. jhn_

    2022.16.1.2 -> 2022.16.2

    Bug fixes and cold weather improvements.
  16. jhn_

    Powerwall 22.18 Firmware

    The release notes are not very well maintained unfortunately. They are not timely with the releases and don’t have notes for most revisions.
  17. jhn_

    Selling House with Massachusetts SMART Contract

    Wait. So if you sell the home and move away without transferring SMART to the new owners, the SMART payments… which are calculated based on the amount of solar the panels generate on the roof of the house you no longer own… are paid out to you and not the new owner??? Seems sketchy and open for...
  18. jhn_

    Tesla Virtual Power Plant in CA

    For the VPP here in New England, during an event ALL exports from the Powerwall and solar whether feeding the grid OR the home count towards the kW average used to calculate compensation. I guess they figure if the home wasn’t generating those kWs used by the home they would come from the grid...
  19. jhn_

    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Mine is this way too. Not sure if it was that way since install or since joining the VPP.
  20. jhn_

    Tesla energy portion gone from Tesla app

    This! System conversion with manual data entry??? Oiy.
  21. jhn_

    Can't Charge Tesla Powerwall While Charging it with Solar?

    Yup, you’ll be happy with the setup. The Tesla Solar Gateway doesn’t really care what brand inverter or panels it is connected to and handles the loads of any of those plus the home and the PWs equally.
  22. jhn_

    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    All they can get is output of 3 PWs at 5kw each + solar output (which is later in the afternoon on a 12kw array*, VPP events from 4-7pm) so only probably another 4kw or so. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an export to VPP in my system over 19kw and definitely never 20 or higher. About 17 is what it...
  23. jhn_

    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    Anything being generated by solar and Powerwalls down to 20% SOC. I have seen a couple VPP events where it seemed they capped my exports at 5kw, 10kw, or 15kw. But there have also been many more that take all they can get for three hours.
  24. jhn_

    Solar, Powerwalls and Model 3 charger hookup integration.

    I might add, that when installed two years ago I did what the OP is asking about and put the Tesla Connector on the backup side of three PWs. Since then I have wished that I did what @jjrandorin is recommending, and have not yet gotten around to changing it.
  25. jhn_

    Solar, Powerwalls and Model 3 charger hookup integration.

    Two Powerwalls are about 1/3rd of your soon to be Model 3’s battery capacity. So unless you really want to always have drained Powerwalls and STILL have to use some grid power to charge the car, hook up the Tesla wall connector to the grid side and charge at night or whenever your lowest cost of...
  26. jhn_

    Ethernet to Tesla Solar Inverter?

    Gateway 2 the jack is in the upper right corner.
  27. jhn_

    SolarEdge Inverter Replacement

    I honestly don’t remember too many of the details of the conversation because it wasn’t a hassle and was quick. I called SolarEdge support and shared the error code I saw in the inverter log and what the status lights were doing. They said they would look into it and if it was deemed a...
  28. jhn_

    SolarEdge Inverter Replacement

    When my SolarEdge inverter failed last May at one year old, I called SolarEdge directly instead of the installer (Tesla) and the inverter shipped from them within 48 hours. It took about 5 days to get to the east coast though as they shipped it UPS ground from CA.
  29. jhn_

    ConnectedSolutions Demand Response Revisit

    Bummer. The pessimist in me thinks they came to the conclusion that the previous program wasn’t in their favor enough. I wouldn’t want to have my ESS bound to the utility unless it was free.
  30. jhn_

    New Powerwall Advanced Options [Toggles for charging from and discharging to grid from powerwalls]

    They take away your grid connection. Have fun with that.
  31. jhn_

    Can't Charge Tesla Powerwall While Charging it with Solar?

    SolarEdge with powerwalls been working here for two years as OP wants. Find another installer.
  32. jhn_

    Power strip with capacitor?

    I got a CyberPower ST425 compact UPS for the same reason with our WiFi router and cable modem. They were super sensitive to the cut-over if the house was not already running off the Powerwalls when grid went down. It’s not a power strip, but it isn’t much bigger and gets the job done. Can be...
  33. jhn_

    Syncing SolarEdge Inverter Output with Tesla Charge Rate

    Signed up to get it when available as well.
  34. jhn_

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    National Grid. And yes it was installed by Tesla in 2020.
  35. jhn_

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    This is what v4.7.1 of the app looks like for me.
  36. jhn_

    iPhone Key issues after recent update?

    Same here. To me it seems more iOS 15.4.1 might be the culprit instead of 2022.8.2
  37. jhn_

    Will it fit: Powerwall+

    I told our Tesla install crew I was fine with external conduit to our Powerwalls but they still ran the wiring through the walls behind them in the garage. Some guys/crews just like doing it their way. 🤷‍♂️
  38. jhn_

    2022.8.2

    2022.8.2 broke my charge port door. Closes just fine on its own, but won’t open for button pushes on the UI.
  39. jhn_

    Tesla (OS) Browser - Parental control missing

    🙄 Riiiiight. And if anyone has their kids playing in their car unattended, parental controls on the web browser might be the least of your concerns.
  40. jhn_

    Tesla (OS) Browser - Parental control missing

    Time for “pin to browse”. 😁
  41. jhn_

    Update: Charge PowerWall from Grid

    Well his reserve is he bought six Powerwalls instead of two or three. Same destination, different route.
  42. jhn_

    Reserve for car charging not being “honored”

    The fact that it’s only functional while off grid lends me to believe the communication to the car from the gateway in the Powerwall installation is via frequency shifts. That and Tesla says no internet connection is needed for this to function. It’s not all speculation though. Other than the...
  43. jhn_

    NYSERDA : Change in Rebate stipulations has Tesla not participating

    The new arrangement also requires Tesla to coordinate and run a VPP in that area without benefit to them since the consumer gets the compensation. I can see why Tesla has chosen not to participate.
  44. jhn_

    Powerwall died? DC Stage Fault

    Call the Tesla Energy Support phone number instead. You’ll get a better response. The last good number from about a year ago I have for them is (877) 731-7652. They have been known to change their support numbers from time to time so if that one doesn’t work look for another.
  45. jhn_

    Tesla solar install question

    Same experience as @Laketime here. Tesla said it would be out for 8 hours each day for two days, but was only out for a few hours the afternoon of the first day. Nor did they want us to run our generator to cover the outage as they would be working on the main panel of course. We bought a...
  46. jhn_

    Massachusetts SMART and Connected Solutions Tax Implications?

    So we’ve gotten 1099-MISC from our utility (National Grid) for the SMART payments we received from them. But nothing from Tesla for their payments to us for the Connected Solutions VPP. Any other Connected Solutions participants out there that can share their experiences if they have been...
  47. jhn_

    Are there forced software updates?

    The clock also shows up when it wants you to schedule an install. I had that icons for months in addition to every time I entered the car it had a pop-up asking to schedule an install.
  48. jhn_

    Mobile App update shows new info but you need to log out first

    Yes. For me on the latest iOS app version it still required a 2022 firmware build on the car. Didn’t see the new features until the car was updated.

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