A Tesla Megapack has caught on fire at a giant battery project operated by PG&E in Monterey County in California.
In April, PG&E launched the Elkhorn Battery Storage facility in Monterey County, the largest Tesla Megapack project to date. The project consists of 256 Tesla Megapack battery units on 33 concrete slabs for a total capacity of 730 MWh.
Early this morning, a fire was reported at the facility, and PG&E confirmed the fire originated in one of the Tesla Megapack.
Fortunately, the safety systems worked, and the fire didn’t propagate to other battery packs. More