The Kingfisher Project (Stage 2) – Battery Energy Storage System is a 100,000kW energy storage project located in Roxby Downs, South Australia, Australia. The rated storage capacity of the project is 100,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2016.

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The Kingfisher Project (Stage 2) – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Lyon Group. The project is owned by Lyon Group (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Lyon Group is the owner. Lyon Group is the developer. AES Energy Storage is the technology provider for the project.

Downer EDI Engineering Co Pty and WorleyParsons Engineering Pty are the EPC contractors for the project.

Additional information

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 project will deliver 20 MWdc of Solar PV plus a minimum of 2 MWhr lithium-based battery storage. Kingfisher Project (Stage 2) – BESS is the Stage 2 project which will deliver 100 MW of solar PV with a 100 MWh of battery storage.


All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.