What caused the problem:
South Australia went through quite a few blackouts in the past couple of years due to storms tearing through transmission lines. The faults in the transmission system caused several wind farms to lose power. With this loss, South Australia suddenly started drawing more power across the interconnector to Victoria, which then overloaded and switched off.
Elon Musk tweeted that he could fix the South Australian power crisis, promising Tesla could get the system installed and working 100 days after the contract signature or it would be free. His boastful tweet some people thought was just a publicity stunt, but amazingly it all carried though and the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery has survived its first summer in South …Read More