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Cost-effective battery storage will entirely disrupt the economics of traditional wires and poles utilities

Tesla Powerwall

Today's announcement by US electric car manufacturer Tesla of a roll-out of household, business and utility-scale batteries will be a game changer for the future of the state's electricity industry, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye.

While the new technology offers unprecedented opportunities to generate jobs, cut emissions and reduce energy bills, NSW Premier Mike Baird's plans to lease the wires and poles will now have to face the challenge of households opting for energy independence from the grid.

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