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MET Group first to install Tesla Megapack for battery energy storage project

Swiss-based European energy company MET Group is the first to install Megapack battery in Százhalombatta, Central Hungary, as part of the innovation project being implemented at the Dunamenti Power Plant. The energy storage unit will be installed in the summer of 2022.

Similarly to MET Group, actors in the energy sector are reporting increasingly ambitious sustainability measures worldwide and power plants producing renewable energy are being installed at an increasingly fast rate. As production is weather-dependent and therefore unpredictable, equipment that provides flexibility and energy-saving solutions play a key role in balancing supply and demand.

“The contracted investment project will be one of the key elements of our R&D project launched in April,” said Dunamenti Power Plant CEO Péter Horváth. “The future is carbon-free, meaning even the gas-fired power plants providing network flexibility have to be carbon-free as much as possible. The experimental project, based on energy storage, will be a prototype for industrial-quantity applications.”

Tesla Megapack
Courtesy of MET Group.

Tesla is a trailblazer and innovator in the battery-based energy storage sector and this will be the first Megapack in Hungary. The close to 4 megawatts (maximum performance) and 8 megawatt-hours (storage capacity). Tesla Megapack has a two-hour duration time and is to be installed as part of the Dunamenti Power Plant innovation project.

This is contrary to previous developments in Hungary, which were more performance-optimised and used half and one hour storage periods. As a result, this provides a possibility for the more efficient system integration of renewable energy producers.

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