Phone: 916-654-4489 The modular Tesla Megapack -- each of which boasts a 3MWh capacity. Maps, Driving Directions & Local Area Information You will receive an email requesting that you confirm your subscription. The battery park will be able to dispatch up to 730 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy to the electrical grid at a maximum rate of 182.5 MW for up to four hours using 256 of Tesla’s lithium-ion (Li-ion) Megapacks. Moss Landing Power Plant, Monterey County, California. It can serve as an alternative to more expensive, traditional wires solutions, resulting in lower overall costs for our customers…the scale, purpose and flexibility of the Moss Landing Megapack system make it a landmark in the development and deployment of utility-scale batteries”. The Moss Landing facility was originally built and owned by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E); beginning commercial operation in 1950. Moss Landing Power Plant is a cultural feature (building) in Monterey County. Units 1 and 2 both use seawater for once-through cooling. Retired Units 1-5 equipment (boilers, steam turbines, generators, condensers and stacks) were removed. Its certified program, however, does require environmental analysis of the project, including an analysis of alternatives and mitigation measures to minimize any significant adverse effect the project may have on the environment. Five of the seven coal plants Vistra named are in Illinois. In April 2007, the power plant was purchased by Dynegy Moss Landing, LLC, a subsidiary of Dynegy of Houston, Texas. The construction of the battery farm in Moss Landing promises improved flexibility for grid demand spikes and load smoothing for variable generation from renewables. Nineteen above ground Fuel Oil Tanks were also removed. The facility is expected to come online in 2021 and will be designed, constructed, and maintained by both companies, with PG&E retaining ownership. In response, the company announced a new ‘Green Shift’ which would see its oil and gas production shrink by 40% over the next decade and its renewable investments increase 10-fold over the same period. If operational an energy ... [+] storage system of this size could power every home in San Francisco, CA for up to 6 hours. According to Tesla, this high-density, modular battery can be installed 10x faster than current systems. The project site is located at the intersection of Highway 1 and Dolan Road, east of the community of Moss Landing near the Moss Landing Harbor, Monterey County, at the existing Moss Landing Power Plant site that was previously operated by PG&E for about 50 years. The California Energy Commission is the lead agency (for licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts and larger) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and has a certified regulatory program under CEQA. Tesla and PG&E will have the option to upgrade Moss Landing’s capacity to bring the system up to 1.2-gigawatt-hours which could, according to Tesla, power … I am a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and the Founding Principal of International Market Analysis, a Washington, D.C.-based global risk advisory boutique. The California Energy Commission approved this project's Application For Certification on October 25, 2000. I am also a Senior Fellow with the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) where I direct their Energy, Growth, and Security Program (EGS). Tesla hopes for its Megapacks to one day replace inefficient ‘peaker plants’ in the grid, which snap on during periods of high demand at high costs to utilities and consumers. The likes of BP and PG&E are responding to the growing societal and market pressures of climate change — including dropping costs for storage and renewable generation. The project replaced the existing electric power generation Units 1-5, (a total of 613 MW built in the 1950s and shut down in 1995), with two 530 MW, natural gas-fired, combined cycle, units (Unit1 and Unit 2). EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change, Michigan Economic Development Corporation BrandVoice. Units 1 and 2 each consists of two natural gas fired combustion turbine generators (CTGs), two unfired heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and a reheat, condensing steam turbine generator (STG).