Tesla Megapacks Will Power the UK's Largest Battery Project & Construction Has Already Begun

Eva Fox by Eva Fox September 07, 2021

Tesla Megapacks Will Power the UK's Largest Battery Project & Construction Has Already Begun

Photo: Contego project/Abdul Latif Jameel Energy

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy’s renewable energy business Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) and UK developer Harmony Energy have announced the launch of the largest battery project in the UK. The 99MW/198MWh project will be powered by Tesla Megapack energy storage solutions.

Work has recently begun on installing batteries at Clay Tye alongside motorway M25 in Essex. This 99MW/198MWh project is the largest of its kind in the UK in terms of capacity. The facility will use a Tesla Megapack lithium-ion battery system, as well as Tesla Autobidder AI software for real-time electricity trading and monitoring, reports PV Magazine.

This is not the first project there to use Tesla's energy storage solutions. The 34MW/68MWh Contego project near Burgess Hill in West Sussex has recently been completed. The system consists of 28 Tesla Megapack batteries and Tesla's Autobidder software.

The completion of Contego and the development of Clay Tye, which are among the FRV systems, are in line with its commitment to expand its portfolio of this type of project worldwide, announced at the end of 2019. FRV recently announced that it has accelerated its growth strategy from a simple developer to an independent energy producer.

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