United Kingdom  

“Britain's speediest news portal”
One News Page
> >

Tesla Finishes Mega Battery in South Australia

Duration: 01:17s - Published: < > Embed
News video: Tesla Finishes Mega Battery in South AustraliaTesla Finishes Mega Battery in South Australia

The Australian Energy Market Operator says if nothing is done, Australia is headed toward a major gas supply shortage in 2018..

0
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

Tesla Finishes Mega Battery in South Australia

It appears Tesla CEO Elon Musk won a really expensive bet — we're talking, like,  $50 million .

A while back, Musk promised to help solve South Australia's energy problem.

The state suffers from power blackouts due, in large part, to a  gas supply  problem.

It's an issue throughout Australia, but South Australia feels a lot of it.

To remedy the problem, Musk bet he could install an operable Tesla battery system within  100 days  of the date a contract was signed, or it would be free.

Surprise, surprise — he did it.

The start date was Sept. 29.

Now the battery is built, and it needs to go through some testing to make sure it meets South Australia and Australian energy requirements.

It'll go live Dec. 1.

SEE MORE: Tesla's New Semitruck Might Be Playing Catch-Up The battery charges on energy generated from the Hornsdale Wind Farm and has 100 megawatts of capacity.

Tesla says once it's running, the Powerpack will have enough energy to power  over 30,000 homes .

That's a pretty big deal for South Australia.

The state experienced a crippling blackout in September 2016 following major storms.

It left around 1.7 million people in the dark.

And AEMO, the Australian Energy Market Operator, says unless immediate action is taken, Australia could face a major gas supply shortage come 2018 — and South Australia would be one of the first hit.



Recent related news

Tesla's giant battery reduces cost of power outages by 90 per cent in South Australia

Wind-powered system responds much faster than traditional grid backups
Independent - World


Tweets about this


You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+