South Australia’s population of 1.7 million people suffer regular power cuts and energy shortages. In September, much of the state was left without power after a storm damaged crucial transmission lines. Another major blackout happened last month, after an unexpected spike in demand due to a heat wave.
Elon Musk has offered to provide 100 megawatt hours of battery storage at a total cost of $25 million.
Bonkers: @elonmusk and south Australian tech billionaire negotiate a $200 million battery storage system on Twitter https://t.co/Ww09TmFKPD pic.twitter.com/9bJTNZZgRM— Christopher Mims (@mims) March 10, 2017