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Moss Landing Battery Project Offline After Overheating

September 7, 2021

The first phase of the battery storage project at the Moss Landing complex in California was taken offline after an overheating issue caused some parts of the installation to be damaged.

Vistra said the incident happened late on Sept. 4. Fire crews responded to the site, and though no fire was found, officials said battery racks had been “scorched” and wires “melted.” No injuries were reported.

Vistra in a statement confirmed the overheating issue and said “these modules were operating at a temperature above operational standards and triggering targeted sprinkler systems aimed at the affected modules.” It said North Monterey County Fire crews were monitoring the site.

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