Tesla breaks ground on new 183MW battery storage system in the US
31 July, 2020
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Tesla have begun construction on a 182.5MW lithium-ion battery storage system in Monterey County, California.
Located at the substation in Moss Landing and owned by American utility PG&E, the design, construction, and maintenance operations will be a joint effort by the two firms.
The partners say the project will be the largest utility-owned lithium-ion energy storage system in the world once complete.
It will include installation of 256 Tesla Megapack battery units on 33 concrete slabs, with each unit storing up to 3MWh of electricity.
Transformers and switchgears will also be installed along with the Megapacks to connect energy stored in the batteries with the 115kv electric transmission system.
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