Tesla has officially been granted an electricity generation license in the United Kingdom, in response to the electric car maker’s application last April. Reports indicate that the approval paves the way for Tesla to establish a virtual power plant in the region, which would be managed by its custom Autobidder software, a real-time trading and control platform that enables power producers to monetize battery assets.

Last May, Tesla made headlines when reports emerged that Tesla Energy production sales director Evan Rice applied for a license to generate electricity to the UK’s Gas and Electricity Markets Authority. This was a rather surprising move from the electric car maker, considering that it has not adopted a similar strategy in the United States, the site of the majority of its existing operations. Tesla, for its part, opted to keep silent about its reasons behind the company’s decision to apply for the license.

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Tesla Becomes A Power Utility License In Its Quest For Global Domination

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