Power Play: Tesla Nabs South Australia Contract for World’s Biggest Battery

By [email protected] Elon Musk has a chance to make good on his promise.

Tesla won a contract Friday with the state government of South Australia to build a 100-megawatt/129-megawatt-hour Powerpack energy storage system as part of a major grid overhaul. The record-setting system will help integrate renewable generation and balance the grid during peak demand moments.

A 50-year storm in September 2016 plunged 1.7 million residents of South Australia into darkness and stoked questions about how to improve the region’s electrical infrastructure. In March, Musk weighed in on Twitter with a high-stakes bet: “Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from

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