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Italian utility, Enel Green Power (EGP), and Tesla have finalised an agreement for the testing of the integration of Tesla’s stationary energy storage systems with Enel Green Power’s solar and wind plants.

The news comes two weeks after CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk announced a Tesla Energy battery for businesses and utility companies during an event in California.

The deal aims to increase output from the Francesco Venturini-led EGP facilities and supply advanced services for a better overall integration of renewables into the grid.

The companies will begin their collaboration with the selection of an initial pilot site, where a Tesla battery system, which has a power output capacity of 1.5 MW and energy storage capacity of 3 MW, will be installed.
The agreement is part of a wider Memorandum of Understanding in place between the two companies that provides for both the integration of Tesla energy systems into Enel’s business and the development of electric mobility.

Today’s agreement places itself within Enel Green Power’s broader programme for the testing of stationary storage systems, which includes pilot projects at the advanced execution stage that involve other major global players in the sector, such as Fiamm, General Electric, Samsung SDI and Toshiba.