Fluence selected by Tilt to deliver 200MWh Australian BESS

October 3, 2023

Energy storage provider Fluence Energy has been selected by Tilt Renewables to deliver the 100 MW / 200 MWh Latrobe Valley battery energy storage system (BESS) located south of Morwell in Victoria, Australia. 

It will be the first “privately funded storage project in Australia to be incorporated into an exclusively renewable generation fleet”, a Fluence statement said.

The Latrobe Valley BESS will be developed by Tilt Renewables and will be built, serviced, and maintained by Fluence under a 20-year long-term service agreement. The energy storage system will use Fluence’s ‘Gridstack’ grid-scale energy storage product, while Tilt Renewables will also deploy Fluence’s AI-powered bidding software, ‘Mosaic’, and asset performance management software, ‘Nispera’ to optimise the market trading and operational performance of the asset.

“Fluence’s wealth of experience and track record in delivering reliable energy storage solutions aligns with our plan to help drive the transition to renewables in Victoria and Australia,” said Steve Symons, acting CEO at Tilt Renewables. “We are proud to partner with Fluence in delivering our first battery energy storage system in Australia.”

Jan Teichmann, Fluence SVP & president, APAC, said: “We are thrilled to work with Tilt Renewables to deliver the Latrobe Valley BESS, which is our first asset globally that will deploy the full Fluence product ecosystem. Tilt Renewables has been a long-term strategic customer for Fluence Digital, using Mosaic to optimise the market bidding of its wind portfolio since 2019, and we are honoured to extend and strengthen the relationship further with this energy storage project.”