Tesla has started supplying new Megapack batteries for a huge new 99 MW / 198 MWh energy storage project in the UK.
Tesla launched the Megapack almost exactly two years ago. It was Tesla’s third stationary energy storage product after Powerwall and Powerpack.
A single megapack unit is a container-sized 3 MWh battery system with integrated modules, inverters and thermal systems.
With the larger size and integrated power electronics, Tesla claims that the Megapack is 60% more energetic than its Powerpack.
It is also delivered ready-to-install on site and can be shipped in containers.
The battery system quickly became very popular for implementing large energy storage projects, such as a battery project replacing a gaspeaker in Ventura County and a huge 1 GWh project in Northern California.
Now we hear of a new one in the UK.
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, and Harmony Energy announced that they have begun construction of the UK’s largest energy storage project and, unsurprisingly, are suing Tesla Megapacks:
“Work started immediately on the 99MW / 198MWh Clay Tye site near the M25 in Essex, which is the largest project of its kind under construction in the UK in terms of energy capacity. It will use a system of Tesla Megapack lithium-ion batteries along with Tesla’s Autobidder AI software for real-time trading and control. “
The large new battery system is intended to help the grid optimize the use of renewable energies.
It will complement an existing joint 34 MW / 68 MWh Contego battery energy storage near Burgess Hill in West Sussex that has now gone live with a system of 28 Tesla Megapack batteries and Tesla’s Autobidder software.
With these two projects, the UK is starting the rapid rollout of energy storage capacity with Tesla Megapacks.
Additionally, Harmony Energy says it has 1.2 GWh of battery projects ready for construction in the UK.
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