Tesla is paying its Powerwall electricity customers in Texas to send excess power to the grid through a virtual power plant. By aggregating home solar and storage units, Tesla eases demand on the grid during high electricity usage periods. The program aims to reduce pressure on Texas’ taxed power grid while promoting clean energy practices. Customers will receive a notification when Tesla Energy’s Powerwall discharges electricity to the Texas grid, ensuring they have backup power reserves during outages. Tesla’s innovative approach advances renewable energy adoption and contributes to a greener future for the state.