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Malcolm Turnbull, Tesla’s Elon Musk ‘pick each other’s brains’ over SA storage offer

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Tesla founder Elon Musk has followed up on his ambitious plan to solve South Australia’s energy crisis with a phone call to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tweeted on Sunday that he had spoken with tech billionaire Elon MuskTesla founder Elon Musk said he was ‘very excited’ to talk with Malcolm Turnbull about electricityMalcolm Turnbull said he had an ‘in-depth discussion’ with Tesla founder Elon MuskMusk (pictured) and the Prime Minister spoke for about an hourThe tech billionaire responded: ‘You’re most welcome.
Musk is so sure Tesla batteries can remedy the crisis within 100 days from contract that he’s even made a bet on it.
Musk said to launch a 100MWh system in 100 days would cost $33.2m plus shipping, taxes and installation costs, according to The Advertiser.
Turnbull has previously blamed the South Australia state government for the power crisis, saying their pursuit of renewable energy is excessive without sufficient back-up.

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Elon Musk and Malcolm Turnbull talk battery solutions for energy problems

Malcolm Turnbull has spoken to the Tesla founder, Elon Musk, about energy storage issues after the tech billionaire offered to supply battery technology to solve South Australia’s energy reliability problems within 100 days.
The Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young believes battery technology would be the game-changer South Australia needs to solve its energy woes.
Turnbull and Musk discussed network issues and methods of improving battery technology, and resolved to keep in touch over the coming months.
Before talking to Turnbull, Musk spoke with the South Australian premier, Jay Weatherill, about a technological fix in the state, which has a high proportion of wind energy.
“Further discussions between [Mr Musk] and the South Australian premier should be encouraged.”The Australian billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has accepted the Musk overture, asking for seven days to sort out politics and funding.

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South Australia’s Premier, Mr Weatherill, has also spoken with Tesla’s Mr Musk and the pair are expected to speak again in the coming days.
This would be a world first technology, unreplicated anywhere else, and will put South Australia on the map.
Mr Turnbull and Mr Musk spoke for an hour early Sunday afternoon, with the Prime Minister yet to form a view on the merits of power storage systems in solving South Australia’s power supply woes.
Mr Turnbull, who has vowed to take an agnostic approach to energy policy, is understood to be bemused that more work hasn’t been put into looking at energy storage solutions.
Their discussion was not political in tone, but rather a discussion between two people “picking each other’s brains” over the options for energy storage in Australia, one source familiar with the discussion said.

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