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Tesla has secured a massive Megapack order for a new giant energy storage project that will likely become the largest in the world.

The project in question is the Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub (MREH), which is located just outside of Melbourne.

When completed, it will consist of three battery systems totaling 600 MW/1.6 GWh of capacity.

That should make it one of the largest battery systems in the world.

This week, we learned that Tesla is going to supply the batteries for the project.

The news was revealed by SEC, a government-owned renewable energy company, announcing a $245 million investment in the billion-dollar project:

The Hub will be comprised of three battery components totalling 600 megawatts in size and is being developed in partnership with renewable energy investor Equis Australia. Tesla will supply the batteries and Samsung will supply the remaining components of the storage system.

Construction is already underway, and they aim for it to be completed by the end of 2025.

It will help stabilize the grid by taking better advantages of the wind and solar farms in the area.

SEC says that the battery system will be able to power 200,000 homes in the Melbourne area.

Ever since the “Big Tesla Battery” project in South Australia, the country has truly embraced battery-based energy storage systems.

Australia has several of the world’s biggest battery projects and most of them are powered by Tesla Megapacks.

The Megapack has quickly become the go-to solution for large-scale energy storage projects.

Last quarter, Tesla reported a record 4 GWh of energy storage deployed.

This project alone would represent almost half of Tesla’s quarterly energy storage capacity, but that capacity is going up rapidly thanks to Tesla’s new Megafactory in California.

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MuskWire TLDR:

Tesla has secured a major order for its Megapack energy storage system for the Melbourne Renewable Energy Hub (MREH) project in Australia. The project aims to become the largest energy storage project in the world and will consist of three battery systems with a total capacity of 600 MW/1.6 GWh. Tesla will supply the batteries for the project, while Samsung will supply the remaining components of the storage system. The battery system will help stabilize the grid and provide power to approximately 200,000 homes in the Melbourne area. This project is part of Australia’s embrace of battery-based energy storage systems, with several of the country’s largest battery projects being powered by Tesla Megapacks. Tesla reported a record 4 GWh of energy storage deployed in the last quarter, and this project alone represents a significant portion of its quarterly energy storage capacity. Construction is already underway, and the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.