Elon's cousin can save us from our power woes in 100 days
Hope he doesn't do it the way Donald is making the US great again
Your mistake: the way ...making US grate again. :)
http://www.news DOT com.au/technology/online/social/atlassian-cofounder-gets-surprising-response-from-elon-musk-over-south-australian-battery-claims/news-story/419187083fb3eae373e1b11687ad12d4
Battery Wars .
Elon says they will deliver in 100 days or it is free.
And, hey, at the same time, he can do the same for Victoria. (AUS).
This may mean the GF is ahead and M3 is behind. They have all this extra capacity currently (pun).
Lots of stories, this is a good onehttp://www.abc DOT net DOT au/news/2017-03-10/tesla-boss-elon-musk-pledges-to-fix-sas-electricity-woes/8344084
I can see a solution is for Tesla to supply and OWN the South Aus installation.
Southern Australi's power problems are an excellent example of what happens when regulators dive whole-heartedly into transitioning to renewable energy without considering a complete system. As has been pointed out many times before, the solar and wind are intermittent resources, and some form of power storage is necessary.
Here"s a long, but detailed, article on the issue from July of last year:
"Let’s be clear: the South Australian electricity supply is the cleanest it has ever been and it is the most vulnerable, volatile and fragile than any time in recent history with no signs of relief in the short-term."
Well, if Tesla can really make good on Musk's "100 days from contract signing" pledge, the last part might be wrong. It will be interesting to see.
Another way would be to line up all the Teslas in the country and bleed them for electricity
Its getting bigger. The govt cant resist, the Greens want it, a private developer will fund it, will surely be Musk family's biggest sale, and money back if it is not on time.
At 11.00 am our time, the Premier of South Aus is to make an announcement, widely tipped to be Teslaman saves the planet.
Probably Tesla's biggest contract.
Would you buy shares today?
Umm, it was a wager,...
What the Prime Minister of AUS had to say about it in 2015 when he floored a MS
Shares in battery companies in AUS jump double digits in response to this.
TSLA remain unchanged
About an hour left to make your gamble
to 530 pm LA time announcement
You are ignoring this.
Biggest battery in Australia announced.
And TSLA is up $10 (4.5%) while the rest of the Nasdaq is falling
Bunch of clowns, no one is engaging. This is Tesla's biggest opp to date, and the Nasdaq is playing with it.
I admire your enthusiasm Ross - 17 responses out of 19 to your own thread. But Tesla hasn't won any deal yet. If the SA government follows its own procurement rules, there needs to be an open tender with all the real details worked out. Such as where the site would be, how and where it would interconnect to the grid, full civil and electrical designs, development approvals, regulatory regime and approvals, subcontractor engagement rules, quality certifications, maintenance and warranties, liabilities, commissioning process, operational rules and performance indicators, payment terms (if Tesla wants to have a 100 day clock, at what exact point does the clock start e.g. only when the site is 100% prepped, slabs laid, fences and roads built, grid interconnect is complete and ready for first batteries to be wheeled in; and what events during the period would stop the clock)... milestones and handover... the list goes on and is too long for a tweet.
No government works fast enough. Besides it could have been just an excuse to pour public money into local coal companies. We'll see shortly.
If the SA government follows its own procurement rules, there needs to be an open tender with all the real details worked out. Such as where the site would be, how and where it would interconnect to the grid, full civil and electrical designs, development approvals, regulatory regime and approvals, subcontractor engagement rules, quality certifications, maintenance and warranties, liabilities, commissioning process, operational rules and performance indicators, payment terms...
Elon said 100 days after contract i signed. Yet knowing how governments work Tesla may actually have a full year before it is signed.
It has certainly started a dance.
AI1 - "Elon said 100 days after contract i signed. Yet knowing how governments work Tesla may actually have a full year before it is signed."
The ball is not just in the government's court. It would be reckless of Tesla to sign a contract that doesn't cover all of the relevant issues that would impact their ability to deliver and get operational their PowerPack solution within their self-imposed 100 day deadline. Otherwise Tesla's shareholders would rightly question the quality and rigour of the decision making of management to place Tesla at risk of having to give away $350M.
It would be reckless of Tesla to sign a contract that doesn't cover all of the relevant issues that would impact their ability to deliver and get operational their Power Pack solution within their self-imposed 100 day deadline.
Sure, but keep in mind Tesla speaks of experience.
In the meantime the GF will churn out the battery cells.
This may mean that they are running late with M3 and have a lot of cells looking for a good use.
Giving them away at cost or less would be a great opp to get the product into the publics face
OK Ross, how much of the problems are storm related?
I havent been to see personally, and the News is never correct.
But there seems to be a couple things going wrong:
The poles blow over and neighbouring states wont give them power at the right price and time.
So if the state can be independent of outside utilities (by installing batteries) then the poles can blow over and they can feed in their own Tesla power to the remaining grid.