Elon Musk to fix South Australia's electricity woes in 100 days

Patrick Fallon  Reuters                       Elon Musk with one of his Tesla batteries

Australian billionaire Michael Cannon-Brookes, the co-founder of Atlassian, made a decision to contact Musk and Rive to enquire how serious the offer was. Cannon-Brookes responded to Musk - "you're on mate" - and asked for a quote at "mates rates".

Soon after, Aussie Atlassian co-founder, and fellow billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes, appeared to back the novel approach, saying on Twitter that he would "make the $ happen" if Musk could guarantee 100 mega-watts in 100 days.

Musk replied that the company could do it in 100 days of the contract being signed, or else provide it free, adding: "That serious enough for you?" Recently, Musk said that he would start digging tunnels to reduce traffic congestion and now he has said that his company is capable of delivering 100 MWh of Powerpack project in 10 days to Australia. Rive also claimed that Tesla could step in with a similar installation in Victoria that is facing grid instability as a result of the impending closure of a nearby coal plant.

In response, Musk reaffirmed Tesla's offer and confirmed the company's system would cost $250/kWh for 100MWh of battery storage - roughly equating to $25m.

"Storage can solve the immediate problem within the next 100 days", Musk told ABC News. Whether or not the Australian government agrees to the deal will be known later, however considering Tesla's track record, it is highly like the company will land the contract.

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That serious enough for you? Tesla finished that California battery storage farm in 90 days.

One of the destroyed power lines that caused South Australia's power outage.

"Finding the right way for governments and their agencies to engage with proposals like this I think this going to be a tricky, challenging and worth doing", he said. The project includes a 13-megawatt solar farm and a 52-megawatt-hour battery installation, reported The Verge.

Sarah Hanson-Young, a senator for South Australia for the Greens party, then reached out to Musk asking to talk. The electric vehicle and battery maker has offered to provide 100 megawatt hours of battery storage at a total cost of $25 million.

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