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Grid Services monitoring and Storm Watch

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by Shygar, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Shygar

    Shygar Member

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    I saw these notes in the new Android app (3.4.3-349):

    The Storm Watch sounds interesting. I wonder how it will work with TBC. Guessing it will leave a higher reserve in case of the chance of a power outage.
     
  2. cwied

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    Hmm, I wonder if the first entry means that Grid Services will be rolled out more universally. I'm doing OhmConnect right now, but would be interested if there were a more sophisticated option.
     
  3. MorrisonHiker

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    This sounds like it could be similar to the feature I've been asking for. While it would be better if one could charge from the grid in case there's a storm coming, it could be somewhat helpful if the Powerwalls could automatically set a higher reserve.

    I did notice the release note mentions "in selected regions" so it's possible this feature will only work for those in Australia and other countries where they can charge their Powerwalls from the grid (or perhaps for those who have Powerwalls without solar).

    I'm not getting any SGIP or ITC on my Powerwalls so it would be nice if I could charge mine from the grid, if necessary, in anticipation of a coming storm.
     
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    Here is a screenshot of Storm Watch under customize. It is a toggle on/off. There is a mini animation below.
    Screenshot_2018-08-06-17-54-30.png
    I am in PG&E land in the SF bay area.
     
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  5. Shygar

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    Nice, was automatically selected for me
     
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    I also get it today. PW is 1.20.0 and Tesla app is 3.4.3. I am in Massachusetts.
     
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    I've had my PowerWall 2 working for a few weeks now, and it's been great (using for time of day load shifting, no solar). I noticed today that it did not cut over to the PowerWall to power the home at noon (starting partial peak) like it has been normally. I noticed the StormWatch setting, turned it off, and shortly after (maybe 5-10 minutes later) it started pulling from the PW as it should have.

    Here in northern California, we don't have any storms brewing, just a lot of smoky air from all the fires. I think there's either a bug in their programming or in their storm detection.
     
  8. Shygar

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    Mine discharged fine yesterday. And actually the smoky sky reduced my solar generation a little bit more than usual I think
     
  9. AnthonyB

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    Hmmmm.. still no Storm Watch for me (fw 1.20 app v3.4.3) here in AUS so I suspect "selected regions" is US only at this stage?
     
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    Fire storm? Actually, with a nearby fire, I'd switch it to charge more. PGE is going to turn off power in areas with fires.
     
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  11. Sylvia Else

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    So, the battery will charge from the grid to provide backup. But Tesla's warranty provides unlimited cycles only for "Solar self-consumption/ back-up only", which the footnote "Storing solar energy generated by an onsite array, and using that stored solar energy (i) for daily self-consumption and/or (ii) for use as back-up power."

    I hope Tesla will remember that they caused the battery to charge from the grid.
     
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