There’s been a whole lot of fuss about South Australia’s beleaguered power system, stemming from a series of huge blackouts which plunged the state into darkness over the past few months. We’re sure locals would comment that yes, it is a bit of an issue – if their computers could stay on long enough to type out a response.
According to Our Energy Plan, the state will invest $150 million of an assigned $550 million into a fund which will support “projects that make renewable energy available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to power the state when it is needed.”
There’s no confirmation as to which private sector firm or public entity will be responsible for the project, but look, all of the relevant parties – including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – have discussed the issue of battery storage within the past few days. Plus, Musk had a word about the prospect just the other day.
Just wanted to write a note of appreciation to the many Australians who came out in support of the battery plan, especially @mcannonbrookes
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 12, 2017
As always (well, as for the past week), this is moving very quickly, so watch this space to see if the state’s plan really does involve big, fancy Tesla boxes in the middle of nowhere.