Tesla is known for it’s electric inventions. Specifically, in the automotive department. But the company’s vision isn’t just focussed on vehicles, it has bigger things in mind. For example, becoming UK’ s electricity provider.
According to The Telegraph, the California-based car manufacturer is looking to become a licensed energy provider in the United Kingdom. The report claims that Elon Musk’s Tesla has applied to UK’s energy regulator for a license to generate electricity.
“Having built a significant battery business in recent years, industry sources say that Tesla is now preparing to enter the British market with its technology,” writes The Telegraph.
Furthermore, the report also mentions of Tesla’s plans to introduce its Autobidder platform, a real-time energy trading and control platform that’s currently utilized at Tesla’s Hornsdale Power Reserve in Australia.
The company made headlines when it initially introduced and implemented this platform in Australia. Tesla built the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in 2017, which currently produces 100 MW of electricity in South Australia. This project helps in providing stability to the power grid in order to prevent rolling blackouts. Apart from that, a portion of the electricity is stored and is later sold when demand is high.
It’s clear that Elon Musk wants to expand Tesla’s influence and power all around the world. First California, then Australia. Now, it has its eyes on the United Kingdom.