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Voters energised by Tesla battery announcement


A large majority of Australians are positive about the State Government’s announcement that Tesla will build the world’s largest battery facility in the state’s mid north.

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A national poll by Essential Media found that 73 per cent of Australians believe the plan is a good idea, with 5 per cent describing it as a bad idea and 14 per cent neutral.

The figures were slightly different for the small sample of South Australians surveyed, with 65 per cent thinking it’s a good idea, 8 per cent believing it’s a bad idea, and 22 per cent taking neither position.

South Australia garnered national and international headlines earlier this month when Tesla founder Elon Musk landed in Adelaide to announce his company’s plans for the battery storage facility.

The battery will be connected to French company Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown.

The Government says the 100MW/129MWh battery will be installed before summer.

Musk has undertaken to install the battery within 100 days of the signing of the grid interconnection agreement, or it will be free.

The battery is part of the State Government’s plan to stabilise South Australia’s electricity grid which has been much criticised for its cost and unreliability.


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