In September of this year, the Nez Perce tribe received a Tesla Megapack for the Lapwai Wastewater Treatment Plant. In the video below, Rachel Paisano-Edwards, a member of the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee, noted that the tribe had been told this was the first Tesla Megapack in the state of Idaho, and maybe all over the Northwest.
“It’s such an experience that the Nez Perce tribe are the ones who brought this to Idaho and are the first to experience a Tesla power pack.”
The NiMiiPuu, also known as the Nez Perce tribe, have lived in the region that is now north-central Idaho, southeast Washington, and northeast Oregon for thousands of years. .
Joshua Powell, CEO and Co-Founder of RevoluSun and Director of FreedomHAUS, announced on LinkedIn that last week his team delivered the first Tesla Megapack in Idaho to the Nez Perce Tribe. He said the project will provide energy self-sufficiency and true sustainable operations at the Lapwai wastewater treatment plant.
The factory was almost entirely supported by a tribal workforce and a training program written by Tuck Miller, the project manager, during the pandemic.
At the Lapwai plant, their water technicians operate and maintain three water supply systems that serve the entire tribe. There are also two sewage systems, and the goal is to provide potable water to the tribe while keeping the cost at a rate the residents can afford.
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