Tesla to Construct Major Megapack Project in California

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Tesla continues to expand its green energy efforts with Megapack solutions. The project aims to tackle large scale energy projects with “massive energy storage” at a giga-scale. As the company’s description on their website states, “A 1 Gigawatt hour (GWh) project provides record energy capacity—enough to power every home in San Francisco for 6 hours.” With superior energy storage technology, the company has attracted several interested parties. Tesla will collaborate with a few energy companies to engineer a Megapack project in California.

The project is lead by Strata Solar in Ventura County, California. They strive to use Megapacks in lieu of a gas peaker plant. The project looks to support the energy grid during times of peak demand. Gas peaker plants are notorious for waste, inefficiency, and pollution. So, Ventura County and NRG Energy opted for a more sustainable approach. The project, known as Ventura Energy Storage, begins in July.

As Electrek reports, “Strata Solar today announced its landmark battery project, Ventura Energy Storage (VES), a 100-megawatt, 400-megawatt hour battery energy storage system in unincorporated Ventura County, California, has completed pre-construction development. The Project, developed by Strata, has awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) for the state-of-the-art Megapack battery system. Construction, using local union labor, is scheduled to commence in July 2020.”

With Tesla’s energy storage solutions gaining more traction, the company looks to increase this aspect of its business. A new project in Alberta also recently announced its usage of Tesla Megapacks.

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