In March 2020, he signed up for the Tesla Energy Plan. It’s an energy tariff introduced by Tesla retail partner Octopus Energy in November 2019 and launched to the general public in October 2020.
It may be a useful way to reduce energy bills for eco-friendly homes, but it also shows how Tesla is moving beyond just selling energy products to consumers.
The Tesla Energy Plan is aimed at people that own solar panels and a Tesla Powerwall battery. The battery stores solar energy so it can power the house even when the Sun is not shining.
With the plan, customers agree to hand over control of their home’s Powerwall. The battery then sends electricity to the grid when it’s needed most and takes electricity from the grid when it’s cheapest. Other factors like personal energy usage patterns and weather forecasts are used to decide when to send energy.
It also claims to offer savings of up to 75 percent compared to the UK’s “big six” energy providers. So far, Hawkes is satisfied.