First Tesla Megapack System Launches in New York City

Photo: NineDot

NineDot launched a new community-scale energy storage site in the Bronx, New York City, using Tesla Megapacks, as announced on Tuesday.

The large battery system will have a 3.08 Megawatts/12.32 Megawatt-hours capacity, as well as a solar canopy and built-in infrastructure to create bi-directional electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the future. This is the first Tesla Megapack system to launch in New York City, says NineDot.

The Tesla battery adds to NineDot’s Energy pipeline, with more projects set to deliver around 400 MW of clean energy systems by 2026 to the Bronx area. Additionally, NineDot’s plan and this particular Tesla Megapack is expected to help strengthen the Bronx power grid, offering stable power to tens of thousands in New York City.

In a statement, NineDot Energy CEO and Co-Founder David Arfin said, “We are excited to formally cut the ribbon on our ‘Gunther’ Bronx battery energy storage site.” Arfin continued, “Building battery storage sites in a dense urban environment requires an unusual set of skills and experience all brought together in NineDot Energy, as well as support from a wide range of visionary regulators and policy-makers and a terrific group of dedicated partners who we are thanking today.”

In June, Tesla sent 158 Megapacks to the island of Oahu in Hawaii, which are set to replace the state’s final coal plant.