Tesla Megapack in Moss Landing, California Construction Update [VIDEO]
It was recently announced that PG&E would be purchasing a number of Tesla’s Megapacks to build a site at its Moss Landing, California site.
A new video uploaded by YouTube channel EKMMetering shows progress made on Tesla’s new Megapack for California’s PG&E in Moss Landing, with much of the construction well underway.
When finished, the battery storage system will offer 182.5 MW and 730 MWh using 256 Tesla Megapack battery units upon 33 concrete slabs. The project is expected to be complete in early 2021, in which it will begin providing a limited amount of power to the grid. Then, by Q2 2021, it’s expected to be fully operational and its power will be distributed throughout the state.
PG&E has come under fire over the past few years due to wildfires throughout California caused by faulty energy storage and transmission equipment. In a move to create a more stable, safe grid storage solution, the company decided to work with Tesla to increase storage capacity in a low-risk way.
Other Megapacks and Powerpacks have popped up throughout North America, offering improved power grid storage solutions to both Canada and the US at large.
As the world continues to progress towards improved energy storage methods, Tesla will likely be providing the breadth of them in the years to come.