It was 2016 when South Australia found itself facing a state power outage; after repeated interruptions of electricity in the country, some energy suppliers began that same year to invest in batteries.
This was the situation when Ella Musk, founder of Tesla, came on the scene, proposing the construction of the largest electric power warehouse in the world, obviously consisting of Tesla batteries. Well, not only has the plant been built in record time of 100 days, but the system has already saved the country 40 million dollars in just one year.
The question of the construction of the plant is a succession of records; the first was the one related to construction times. The statement by Elon Musk on Twitter caused a sensation, saying that he would give the government free of charge if the 100 days scheduled for delivery had not been respected.
Now, the last record concerns the economic savings achieved thanks to the investment on Tesla batteries: in 12 months of the plant's operations, the economic saving was 40 million dollars.
This means that the south of Australia is offering its citizens the same service of electricity, at a lower cost, more efficient and above all that it does not produce emissions.
A lesson for all the countries that with great difficulty hint at getting rid of oil and coal, fuels that are now notoriously old, polluting and harmful.
The story of Australia teaches that with courage and with the right investments you can turn the page and embrace a series of benefits that the old systems would never be able to offer.