Latrobe Valley Battery Energy Storage System construction starts

Construction has commenced today on the Latrobe Valley Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project, with the Minister for Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio in attendance at an event on site.

AusNet Chief Executive Officer, David Smales, said the project is another great example of how AusNet and delivery partners such as Tilt Renewables are working together to drive a more sustainable future in Victoria.

“AusNet’s transmission expertise, local knowledge and experience delivering grid connections and transmission assets means we are ideally placed to deliver this supporting infrastructure.”

“We have a long-standing presence in the Latrobe Valley community, supporting customers and stakeholders via energy connections and throughout our distribution network, and more broadly through the energy transition,” said Mr Smales.

AusNet has worked with Tilt Renewables to successfully deliver connections for other projects such as the Salt Creek and Dundonnell Wind Farm projects and looks forward to now working with Tilt on this BESS initiative.

AusNet’s connection works are due to be completed by December 2024, with the BESS to be energised in early 2025.