Tesla Megapack's energy storage system was set on fire in California, and the battery unit was allowed to burn as instructed

Tesla Megapack's energy storage system was set on fire in California, and the battery unit was allow

CNBS reports that in the new buffer storage facility, the Tesla Megapack batteries in California set fire to one of the blocks of the complex. The complex was put into operation in April of this year by PG&E. The entire battery on the Tesla lithium batteries has a capacity of 182.5 MW and a capacity of 730 MWh.

The fire started on the night of September 20, 01:30 local time. By 11:00 a.m., the firemen had finished controlling the fire.

This is not the first, and probably not the last, fire at buffer storage facilities, last summer the Tesla Megapack container set off at a new buffer substation in Australia.

A number of similar incidents in the Republic of Korea have led the authorities to prohibit the establishment of industrial buffer systems on lithium-containing batteries, including the use of leaking redox batteries.