First Tesla Megapack Project in Hungary Goes Online

Hungary’s first Tesla Megapack-powered electricity storage facility went online on Friday — reports Daily News Hungary.

The battery-based energy storage system is installed at the Dunamenti Erőmű Power Plant in the town of Százhalombatta. Plans for the facility were first announced in December 2021.

The system, which was installed by Switzerland-based energy company MET Group, comprises three Tesla Megapacks. It has an overall energy storage capacity of up to 7.68 MWh, with about 4 MW of performance.

The project is the first of its kind in Hungary. László Palkovics, Hungarian Minister for Innovation and Technology, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony on Friday. Palkovics said that it is important to develop Hungary’s energy storage capabilities in order to balance the electricity grid and provide support in times of peak demand.

The three Magapacks were installed as part of the broader Dunamenti Power Plant innovation project. In addition, the project was funded by a government grant of over 1 billion forints ($2.53 million USD).

Hungary has significantly upped its solar power generation efforts as of late. In fact, the country ranks third in solar power generation growth across Europe, behind only Poland and Finland. Hungary needs facilities capable of storing all that energy and distributing it as needed, and Tesla’s Megapacks fit the bill.

New York City also launched its first Megapack project last month. Tesla recently also raised Megapack’s energy capacity by 50%, with the size and weight of each container increasing as well.