Elon Musk Bets to Fix South Australia’s Power Network in 100 Days

Elon Musk is known to take up challenges when it comes to solving power grid problems especially after the recent success at the Pacific islands of Ta’u and Kauai. Elon Musk bets to fix South Australia’s power network in 100 days or it will be free. The state of South Australia has been facing acute shortage of power with blackouts during the recent heat waves causing a rise in the demand for energy.

Reports suggest that Mike Cannon-Brookes, the billionaire co-founder of Australian software company Atlassian, in a quick exchange of tweets mentioned about providing funds and political backing if Telsa could come up with batteries to solve power outage problems in South Australia.

Reacting to the tweet Elon Musk made a bold statement in one of his tweets where he said “Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free. That serious enough for you?”

The  Australian Financial Review reports suggest the batteries alone would cost AUD $200 million based on Cannon-Brookes “extremely preliminary” estimates. With the increased production at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada, Elon Musk might be able to keep his words. Especially the successful completion of an 80-megawatt-hour system in Ontario, California in 90 days.

The conversation was triggered soon after the successful launch of Tesla Powerwall 2 household battery system in Australia this week.



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