Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Tesla have started construction of one of the world's largest battery energy storage facilities. The project is being realized in Moss Landing, California, and is scheduled for completion in early 2021.
The battery storage system is designed for 182.5 MW and 730 MWh and will contain 256 Tesla Megapack battery units. According to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, the project is only the beginning of an ambitious series of battery storage projects of the Californian utility. PG&E has signed a contract for a 300 MW storage system at the same site, which will probably have a capacity of 1.2 GWh. Therefore, even larger follow-up projects on the site are expected.
In addition to Moss Landing's two planned large-scale facilities, PG&E also has contracts with other partners, including a 75 MW project and a 2 MW project. The company also already operates a 20 MW battery system in Gilroy, California.
Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis | www.ieefa.org
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