Tesla Will Build World's Largest Battery in Australia, Promises Elon Musk

Elon Musk has promised to develop the battery in 100 days

The billionaire entrepreneur originally made the 100-day pledge via Twitter in March, and he and South Australia's government confirmed on Friday that the deadline was part of their official agreement.

Now that Tesla has won a contract to install batteries in South Australia, Musk told reporters in Adelaide this morning that his company has to install the system in 100 days.

Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia, announced the partnership-alongside Elon Musk-during a press conference streaming live on Weatherill's Facebook account.

Last September, a 50-year storm damaged critical infrastructure in the state of South Australia, causing a state-wide blackout and leaving 1.7 million residents without electricity.

The company hopes that the grid scale energy storage project will be seen as a model for similar deployments around the world in the future that will help accelerate the adoption of sustainable energy in a significant manner.

This could be music to the ears of BHP (AU:BHP) after its Olympic Dam copper mine was hit hard by power outages towards the end of 2016 as the South Australia electricity grid failed. In a tweet, Musk proudly announced that the Hornsdale Powerpack system would be the world's highest power battery system.


In fact, it'll be the largest lithium-ion battery storage facility in the world, boasting a capacity of 100 MW and an output of up to 129 MWh.

American energy company Tesla is coming to Australia to build a really big battery.

"At 100MW and 129MWh, the Hornsdale Power Reserve will become not only the largest renewable generator in the state but also home to the largest lithium ion battery in the world, with our company's long-term, direct investment in South Australia growing to nearly $1 billion since 2013", he said.

South Australia, which relies heavily on solar and wind-generated energy, has been scrambling to find a way to bolster its fragile power grid since the entire state suffered a blackout during a storm past year.

Additionally, Tesla's Powerwall is now being installed for residential customers across Australia and ramping up quickly. They stated that battery storage is vital for the future of Australia's national energy market.

Tesla was selected his week to supply the entire energy storage system after a competitive bidding process. His offer also came with a guarantee: if it wasn't up-and-running within 100 days of the contract being signed it would be free.

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