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NGEN installs first Tesla Powerpack battery storage system in the region

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October 14, 2019

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Slovenian energy solution provider NGEN has unveiled the first Tesla Powerpack storage system in the region, located in Jesenice, north-west of Slovenia. This is the largest Tesla Powerpack storage system in Europe.

The investment in the 12.6 MW/22.2 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) including construction, installation, and all equipment is worth EUR 15 million.

In the next eight months, a second BESS will be built in Slovenia

BESS will be used for balancing the electricity grid’s frequency, lowering the balance groups imbalances and offering flexible support to other energy market participants, especially bigger consumers, the company said in a press release, adding that in the next eight months, a second BESS will be built in Slovenia.

NGEN is also looking into possibilities to assist other companies with installation, setting up the BESS, controlling it with its software and offering technical support on the international market.

Studies suggest that a 4 MW BESS enables around 100 MW of additional installation of electricity generation from renewable sources. With NGEN’s system that sums up to around 250 MW additional clean energy production in Slovenia.

NGEN’s system will enable around 250 MW of additional installation of electricity generation from renewable sources

The idea for the project was born in 2015 and fully developed at the beginning of 2018, while the first actions took place in mid-2018, whenNGEN was established. The construction of the BESS started in April 2019, while the first operating tests were done by the end of August, the company said.

According to Tesla, the Powerpack system scales to space, power and energy requirements of any site, from small commercial businesses to regional utilities.

NGEN was founded by entrepreneurs Roman Bernard and Damian Merlak

NGEN was founded by entrepreneurs Roman Bernard and Damian Merlak (founder of Bitstamp, Tokens.net). The company is offering a fully automated system for ancillary services and advanced solutions to lower the imbalances in the electricity market.

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