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Musk Wagers Tesla Can Quickly Fix South Australia Power Woes

March 13, 2017, 2:40 PM

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

In a conversation on Twitter with Australian tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes, Musk backed up an earlier commitment Tesla made March 9, reported by the Australian Financial Review, to deploy its batteries to provide as much as 300 megawatt hours of energy to prevent blackouts in the state of South Australia.

“Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free,” Musk wrote ...