Tesla Megapack battery pack completely burned down in California

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 22.09.2022, 16:51
Tesla Megapack battery pack completely burned down in California

In mid-spring, PG&E in California commissioned a Tesla Megapack battery-powered energy buffer storage facility. A few months later, one of the units of the complex burned down.

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PG&E's storage facility includes several units with a total capacity of 730 MWh and a capacity of 182.5 MW. According to instructions, firefighters had to allow the Tesla Megapack to burn out completely because it cannot be extinguished with water.

The fire started at about 11:30 a.m. (EET) on Sept. 20. The firefighters' key objective was to protect neighboring units and surrounding buildings from the fire. The goal was successfully achieved. Local residents were advised by authorities to close their windows and stay indoors because of the risk of poisoning from the products of combustion. In addition, the police blocked a section of the highway near the storage facility.

Note that this is the second case of a Tesla Megapack fire in just over a year. For example, in the summer of 2021, a container burned down in Australia, probably after a coolant leak.

Source: CNBC