MET Inaugurates 1st Tesla MegaPack in Hungary

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MET Group, an energy company based in Switzerland with Hungarian roots, inaugurated Hungary's first Tesla Megapack at the Dunamenti Power Plant south of the capital on Friday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The three Tesla MegaPack lithium-ion batteries have a capacity of 7.68 MWh and can be used to maintain power grid balance, ensuring security of supply to consumers during peak consumption. The system will be capable of storing energy for two hours.

MET VP Balázs Gábor Lehőcz said the company - which has built, operates, and is developing wind and solar parks in Hungary, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, and Poland - is "fully committed" to supporting the energy transition.

In a speech delivered at the inauguration, Technology and Industry Minister László Palkovics noted that the state had supported the more than HUF 1 billion investment.

Dunamenti Power Plant CEO Péter Horváth pointed out plans to install additional electricity storage capacities in the coming years.

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