The Tesla Megapack 2XL is going to power a new giant 877 MWh battery project developed by France’s Neoen in Western Australia.
Tesla Megapack has quickly become the prominent battery pack for large-scale energy storage projects. Neoen actually played a part in that. Before the Megapack, Tesla had the Powerpack, and it was selected by Neoen for one of the first-ever large-scale energy storage projects using lithium-ion battery cells.
The Tesla Powerpack project in South Australia became known as the “Big Tesla Battery” and popularized Tesla’s utility-scale energy storage system. Neoen owned the project, and it proved to be highly successful and profitable.
Since then, the French energy company has partnered with Tesla several times again to use its Megapack on large-scale energy storage projects. The company specifically mentions the Tesla Megapack 2 XL, which must be the name used for the latest version of the Megapack updated to a 3.9 MWh capacity last year.
If the project is completed to its full approved capacity of 4 GWh, it would become the biggest battery system in the world.
Neoen plans to use the system to provide grid services to Western Australian and allow the region to make better use of intermittent renewable energy generation.