Elon Musk's massive backup battery took just 140 milliseconds to respond to crisis at power plant.
This was the first power failure since the battery was installed in South Australia earlier this month.
Musk's behemoth of a battery kicked in and delivered as much as 100 megawatts of juice into the national electricity grid in just 140 milliseconds.
"That's a record and the national operators were shocked at how quickly and efficiently the battery was able to deliver this type of energy into the market," State Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis told 5AA radio.
The quick response time of the battery exceeded expectations and shows how easily Tesla outperforms other sources of backup power, Koutsantonis added.
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