About Gnarwarre BESS

The project will be constructed on land used for energy storage, approximately 1 kilometre north-west of Gnarwarre in Victoria, within the Surf Coast Council area.

The project will consist of approximately 192 BESS units installed across a 7-hectare site. The project will connect to the existing 220 kV overhead transmission line adjacent to the site. The project layout avoids most environmental constraints and will be designed to minimise the removal of native vegetation.

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Battery Energy Storage System: 250MW/500MWh
CO2 emissions avoided: 146,000tonnes of CO2e/yr
Site area: 7 hectares aprox.
Construction start date: estimated for mid of 2023

Committed to Shine

  • FRV Services Australia is the owner and developer of the project.

  • FRV will maintain the community informed on the milestones reached.

  • FRV are committed to developing a reliable and safe clean energy asset for the region and to continuing community engagement throughout the project’s lifetime.

Bright Prospects

The project will deliver significant benefits to the region:

  • Construction will create job opportunities. FRV requires all contractors working on its developments to hire local contractors and utilise local suppliers wherever possible. It is estimated that around 70 workers will be required to construct the project.

  • During operations 4 to 5 ongoing operational roles will be created. Maintenance contracts for panel cleaning, fence repair, road grading, etc. would also be required and would likely be met by local contractors.

  • The employment benefits extend through the local supply chains to fuel supply, vehicle servicing, hotels/motels, B&B’s, cafés, pubs, catering, cleaning companies, tradespersons, tool and equipment suppliers and many other businesses.