Tesla Megapack Energy Storage Plant Starts Construction in Perthshire, UK

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Another Tesla Megapack-based energy storage battery is set to hit the United Kingdom, in a new partnership announced this week.

Construction began on a battery storage project in the United Kingdom using Tesla’s Megapacks, in partnership with a joint venture (JV) between energy companies, The Scotsman reports.

A JV between TagEnergy and Harmony Energy will oversee the operation of the Megapack site, following a £12.5 million ($15.19m USD) round of funding for the Perthshire, UK energy storage plant.

With the addition of the site, TagEnergy’s total energy storage in the UK market will reach about 320 MW total.

“This is another important milestone in TagEnergy’s growth in the UK as we leverage our strong storage expertise to support the UK grid and propel the nation to net-zero carbon emissions by connecting more competitive renewable power,” said Franck Woitez, TagEnergy’s Chief Executive.

The site is expected to become operational in the last quarter of 2023; renewable energy company RES will be the asset manager.

“We are excited to enter this next phase in the project in partnership with Harmony Energy and with the support of Santander UK as we grow our UK footprint to accelerate the energy transition.”

TagEnergy also began construction on a Luton, UK Megapack energy storage site about 10 months ago, including a 49.5MW/99MWh capacity.