Australia’s Grid Problems Put the International Spotlight on Storage—and Elon Musk

By [email protected] A promise by Tesla to solve an ongoing Australian energy crisis with battery storage has prompted calls for similar plans worldwide.

Twitter users from nations including Argentina, Chile, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey clamored for battery mega-projects after Tesla pledged to build a 100 megawatt-hour-plus plant in Australia within 100 days of signing a contract — or let the Australians have it for free.

One of the more notable Twitter requests came from Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. “Ukraine is eager to become a test site for innovation,” he said. “Let’s talk it over in details [sic].”

The outpouring of enthusiasm for

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