I found this article on oilprice: Political Rivals Hurl Insults Live Over Power Outages In Australia | OilPrice.com And it suggests to me an alternative view of what we've been reading about in South Australia, as well as an approach that we might be hearing from fossil fuel interest regarding the idea of bringing storage into the market. Namely - that the SOURCE of the problems for South Australia's power woes is the aggressive adoption of renewable energy sources. This sounds to me like a reasonable sounding narrative that can be used to oppose renewables adoption. I don't think this quite fits in with the Shorting Oil thread (my first thought because of the source), and I think this is a big enough topic to be worthy of it's own thread instead of a few posts here and there in a bigger thread. As @jhm has mentioned in the Shorting Oil thread, there are other countries in the world with a need for energy storage to create options for their own energy systems. I foresee a need for regular discussion of Tesla Energy developments around the world! For now, I am especially interested in hearing from anybody Down Under that can provide some local color; what's really going on, what do the politics look like, does this twitter storm look like it's turning into some real and serious business (or is it just talk)?