PG&E, Tesla begin construction on battery storage project

Pacific Gas & Electric and Tesla have started construction of a 182.5-MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system in Moss Landing in Monterey County.

The system will be designed, constructed, and maintained by PG&E and Tesla, and will be owned and operated by PG&E.

Construction is expected to continue into early next year. PG&E aims to have the system energized in early 2021 and fully operational in the second quarter of 2021.

Once operational, the Moss Landing substation system will be one of the largest utility-owned, lithium-ion battery energy storage systems in the world.

Up to 50 PG&E employees and contractors will construct the system, and all COVID-19 safety protocols including a daily health check, physical distancing, and wearing face coverings will be followed.

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