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Musk Bets Tesla Can Fix Aussie Power Woes in 100 Days or It’s Free

March 10, 2017, 12:31 PM

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

In a conversation on Twitter with Australian tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes, Musk backed up an earlier commitment that Tesla made March 9 to deploy its Powerwall and Powerpack products to supply up to 100 megawatt-hours of power.

“Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free,” Musk wrote March 10 on Twitter. Cannon-Brookes responded to Musk “You’re on mate,” and asked ...