Elon Musk Has a Big Offer for Australia

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"Are 10 x 100MWh installs (grid distributed) possible or insane?"

Lyndon Rive, who heads Tesla's battery division, said in an interview with AFR Australia that the company was able to deliver the battery packs thanks to increased production at its battery 'Gigafactory' in Nevada. In specific, the 100MWh system would need to be installed in less than 100 days, assuming Cannon-Brookes can provide the money and clear any politics that may prevent the installation from happening.

"Storage can solve the immediate problem within the next 100 days", he told ABC News.

SOUTH Australia may have found an unlikely hero in the form of Elon Musk.

Billionaire Elon Musk just bet he can solve a looming energy crisis in Australia within 100 days by deploying Tesla technology to plug a supply gap that's caused power blackouts.

South Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young swiftly replied to Musk saying, "Let's talk!" He added, "We are very confident that this tech can stabilize the grid".

That serious enough for you?

His proposal made headlines in Australia, which is in the midst of a heated debate about the national electricity market and energy security.

"The reaction has been overwhelming". Still, though, we're not talking a ten dollar meal, here.

"I'm excited and pumped to make this happen". "DM (direct message) me a quote for approx 100MW cost - mates rates".

Since then, Cannon-Brookes said he had been inundated with expressions of support from Australian businesses.

Cannon-Brookes said his phone has not stopped ringing since the conversation on social media.

Cannon-Brookes is worth more than $6.3 billion and asked Musk via Twitter if the statement by Rive was serious. While it looked like a longshot, they concluded it is not unrealistic and they estimated it would cost at least $200 million. "Is that serious enough for you?"

A report this week from the Australian Energy Market Operator warned of further widespread power outages in SA because of rising demand and limited gas supplies.

The Atlassian co-CEO spoke at The Australian Financial Review Business Summit on Thursday. Tesla has set up an 80 MW battery farm in California in 90 days. In a Twitter post Friday, however, Weatherill said he's "looking forward" to discussing Musk's proposal. The state's energy ministry was not immediately available to comment.

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