Kingswood Battery

270MW

Installed Capacity

2 hours

Duration Storage

Approximately 65,000 homes

Number of homes powered 

The proposed Kingswood Battery Energy Storage System (Kingswood BESS) is located approximately 6 km south east of Tamworth (NSW) and is at planning stage. It is planned to have a capacity of around 270 megawatts (MW) and 2 hours of electricity storage.

The battery, including supporting infrastructure, will be based on approximately eight hectares (ha) and will connect into the Tamworth Substation. If the project is approved, it is anticipated that construction works would commence in 2025, with operations to commence in 2026.

As a State Significant Development (SSD), Kingswood BESS will undergo a rigorous approval process under the NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure (DPHI).

The Scoping Report was lodged in October 2023 and has since received the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs). The Scoping Report and SEARs are currently available on the NSW Major Projects Website: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/projects/kingswood-battery-energy-storage-system.

We are currently preparing the Environment Impact Statement (EIS) in response to the SEARs and are actively undertaking consultation, environmental and technical assessments as part of this process. A key activity within this process is our engagement with the local community, local businesses, industry and government agencies and local council. We are hosting two community drop-in sessions:

Friday 23 February 2024 | 4 – 6:30pm
Acacia Function Centre | 559 – 597 Burgmanns Lane, Hillvue, NSW 2304

Saturday 24 February 2024 | 8 – 10:30am
Acacia Function Centre | 559 – 597 Burgmanns Lane, Hillvue, NSW 2304

We deeply value our host community and want to ensure that we are responsive to local knowledge and feedback. Effective engagement allows us to respond to community’s feedback, values, and interests. Please reach out to us for more information regarding this project and the associated community enhancement opportunities.