The Kingfisher Project will feature a solar PV plant and a battery storage facility that uses sophisticated system management processes and is connected to a grid with operational mining activities.

The project will be connected to the National Electricity Market (NEM) – the wholesale electricity market in Australia – and features two stages of development:

Stage 1 will deliver 20 MWdc of solar PV plus a minimum of 2 MWhr lithium-based battery storage. This stage will enable analysis and performance assessment of the plant in harsh desert conditions. Commercial operations are scheduled to get under way before September 2017

Stage 2 will deliver 100 MW of solar PV with a 100 MWh of battery storage and is expected to operate commercially before the end of 2017.

The combination of solar and storage means the facilities can provide high quality, reliable power to large energy users while also potentially avoiding the costs of grid upgrades.


Lithium-ion Battery