Armenia is reportedly in talks with Tesla over plans to kickstart a national energy storage plan.
Ministers in the eastern European nation want to build the country’s first 14MWh battery by 2020, according to the Armenian news agency, Armenpress.
Deputy energy infrastructures and natural resources minister Hayk Harutyunyan told the agency the government is “negotiating with Tesla on the sidelines of the battery project”.
Harutyunyan said Tesla’s Powerwall and Powerpack batteries and solar facilities were among energy storage solutions under consideration.
“The battery stations are necessary not only for renewable energy, but also for our baseload capacities. We are aiming for the maximum efficient use of our baseload capacities,” Harutyunyan said.