Tesla Megapacks to be Deployed in Biggest Battery Project in All of UK

Tesla Megapacks to be Deployed in Biggest Battery Project in All of UK
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has partnered with Harmony Energy to unveil its second utility battery project in the UK with closed funding and construction contracts. The Contego project will consist of Tesla Megapack batteries and will be the largest in the country.

The companies are working on the 34MW/68MWh Contego project, which consists of 28 Tesla Megapack lithium-ion batteries and will use Tesla's Autobidder AI software, Solar Power Portal reports. Work on the project will begin in November 2020 in West Sussex, and the completion of construction is scheduled for 2021.

This is not the first collaboration between the two companies. They also worked together on the Holes Bay battery storage project, which used 6 Tesla Megapack batteries with a total capacity of 7.5 MW/15 MWh.

Closing the funding and construction contracts for Contego and completing Holes Bay were "exciting developments," especially when considering "the added challenges of developing these projects during the current pandemic," said Peter Kavanagh, CEO of Harmony Energy.

"There is real momentum in the development of subsidy-free, utility-scale battery storage in the UK as we continue the shift towards a greener economy. The value of battery storage in providing flexibility to the grid continues to increase as the UK's penetration of renewable energy grows,” he continued.

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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