South Australia's Power Woes Might Soon Be Over

"Very impressed"

South Australia's Power Woes Might Soon Be Over

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South Australia's power woes could soon be over, with tech billionaire Elon Musk and South Australian premier Jay Weatherill confirming they have talked about a potential solution.

Musk, a billionaire tech entrepreneur who has a net worth of $12.9 billion, said on Friday energy storage via a battery farm could solve the state's current electricity problems.

He proposed to solve the issue within 100 days - for a total cost of about $33 million - or do it for free.

Both he and Weatherill confirmed on Saturday they have discussed a proposal.

"Today I had a positive discussion with Elon Musk regarding his battery proposal," Weatherill said.

Musk also confirmed the news on Twitter.

"Just spoke with Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia," he tweeted.

"Very impressed. Govt is clearly committed to a smart, quick solution."


Musk's company, Tesla, recently launched a similar battery farm in California.

He promised on Friday the company could get a similar, but bigger, system in South Australia "installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free".