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Tilt Renewables is proposing to install a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) located just east of the existing Terang Terminal Station (TGTS), north-east of the town of Terang in Victoria.

Project Details

The Dalvui BESS will help improve grid reliability by storing low-cost electricity (such as renewable energy) when there is an oversupply or during periods of low demand and export electricity to the Victorian market when it is most needed. The Project will also provide flexible and fast system security services to help stabilise the grid and reduce the frequency of blackouts and the need for load shedding in instances of supply imbalance.

The Dalvui BESS is located within the South West Victoria Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) and aligns strongly with Victorian Government policy that is encouraging development of large-scale energy storage facilitates as part of the Renewable Energy Action Plan (REAP). The REAP outlines key actions being undertaken to encourage investment in the renewable energy sector to achieve the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) of 40 percent by 2025.

The Dalvui BESS will involve construction and operation of a BESS with an indicative output of 196 MW / 392 MWh.

Key ancillary infrastructure will include construction of an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Building (that includes storage and site office), access track connecting the BESS from McCrae Street via an existing access point and permanent site carparking.

A section of McCrae Street from the entrance of the TGTS to the existing access point may require upgrading to facilitate the Project’s construction and ongoing operation.

The Project will further involve connection upgrade works within the TGTS, connecting to the BESS via an underground connection along Littles Lane and McCrae Street.

Installation of the 66 kV transformer will either be within the BESS or the TGTS. Two options have been provided for the 66 kV transformer within the TGTS.

Upcoming Consultation

We want to hear your feedback about the proposed Dalvui BESS

Tilt Renewables is developing the Dalvui BESS project, to be located north-east of the town of Terang in Victoria, just east of the existing Terang Terminal Station. We are currently preparing a planning permit application for the Project and have undertaken the necessary environmental assessments and design work to support this application.

We will be in town to discuss the Project, so please drop in to talk with us at the Terang Civic Hall (131 High Street, Terang) on the following dates:

  • Friday 11 February 3pm to 7pm, and
  • Saturday 12 February 9am to 1pm

Register your attendance at a consultation session. This isn't essential but will help us manage a covid-safe environment. If you can’t make it, you can request an information pack in the post by calling 1800 WE TILT (938 458) or email: dalvuibess@tiltrenewables.com.

*Please note due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, we request that you please wear a mask. Should the session be re-scheduled due to unwell or isolating staff members, we will do our best to notify you as soon as possible.

Planning and Environment

Tilt Renewables is preparing to lodge a planning permit application for the Dalvui BESS with the Minister for Planning. As part of the planning permit application, we have addressed environmental considerations relevant to the Project’s location and nature of the BESS development, including:

  • Flora and Fauna
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Hydrology / Surface Water
  • Landscape and Visual Impact
  • Noise
  • Traffic
  • Bushfire
  • Hazard
  • Land use Planning
  • Environmental Management

On 16 November 2020, Planning Scheme Amendment VC192 was gazetted, making the Minister for Planning the Responsible Authority for BESS Projects of this nature.

We are committed to ongoing consultation with Corangamite Shire Council as the Project progresses and have sought their feedback on our approach to the planning permit application and accompanying enivronmetnal assessments.

People

Tilt Renewables is committed to open and honest dialogue with all stakeholders, with an aim to build and enhance community acceptance and trust in all projects and in the renewable energy industry as a whole.

We are committed to giving back to and enhancing our host communities by sharing the benefits of all our projects, including the Dalvui BESS.

For the Dalvui BESS, we are currently investigating how best to share the benefits of the Project with the community, with key focus areas to include support towards education and training programs.

If you have read the Project Fact Sheet and have some feedback or concerns, we have created a feedback form that we will use during the consultation sessions on 11 and 12 February.

Click here to complete the feedback form.

The Project will create approximately 150 direct and 240 indirect full time equivalent jobs during construction and approximately 7 direct and 20 indirect full time equivalent jobs during operations.

Anyone interested in supplying local services or gaining employment is encouraged to register their interest by completing the Goods and Services Register, via the Employment page.

News and Updates

This section will be updated with the most up to date FAQs on the Dalvui BESS.

Newsletters are an important part of Tilt Renewables’ community engagement. Newsletters for the Dalvui BESS will increase in frequency as the Project develops.

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Contact Details

For further information on the Dalvui BESS please contact the project team on 1800 WE TILT (938 458) or via email at dalvuibess@tiltrenewables.com.

Tilt Renewables is committed to managing complaints in a transparent and professional manner. Complaints if not handled correctly can undermine trust built with key stakeholders and the community, resulting in significant cost through damage to reputation, fines or operational restrictions imposed by regulatory authorities. Complaints can also however provide an opportunity to improve the way that we conduct our business.

Tilt Renewables has a Complaints Handling Procedure that outlines how it will receive and handle complaints. All reporting, monitoring and evaluation associated with complaints management for the project will be in accordance with this procedure.

If you have a complaint, please contact us at complaints@tiltrenewables.com or on 1800 306 118.