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Tesla Megapacks are used in an energy storage project in Hungary for the first time in the country's history. Consisting of three units, the pilot project is unique and will pave the way for broader adoption of energy storage facilities in Hungary.
A new world is emerging in the energy field and progressive energy companies are working to replace fossil energy sources with renewable alternatives. Ensuring a smooth transition to renewable energy requires the use of energy storage systems, and MET Group—the first in Hungary to install the Tesla Megapack energy storage system at the Dunamenty power plant—is on the right track.
The company has been working to expand its renewable energy portfolio and has to date built, operated and developed wind and solar parks in Hungary, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, and Poland.
“MET is fully commіtted to supporting the energy transition. In addition to building renewable power plants, the company seeks to facilitate this transition with investments aimed at boosting the flexibility of production,” said Balázs Gábor Lehőcz, vice president of MET Asset Management Holding AG.
The first such project is the installation of an energy storage system consisting of three Tesla Megapack lithium-ion batteries, which arrived at the Dunamenti power plant site on September 9. Megapacks have a capacity of 7.68 MWh, which can be used as needed, for example, to balance the power grid to ensure the reliability of power supply to consumers during periods of peak demand. The system will be able to store energy for two hours, which is practically unique in Hungary, as the country's energy storage practices so far have been based on performance-optimized storage cycles of half an hour to one hour maximum.
“We expect a rapid rise of energy storage solutions in the electricity sector over the next decade. So, following this pilot project, we plan to install additional electricity storage capacities in the coming years. Thus, the fact that we joined the Hungarian Battery Association today holds particular importance for us,” said Péter Horváth, CEO of Dunamenti Power Plant.
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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.