25 Jun 2009 Electricity
In December 2008 the Commission developed and published Draft Proposals for Wind Generation Licensing.
The Proposals Paper outlined the manner in which the Commission proposed to modify existing wind generation licence conditions taking into account the number and size of wind generators operating, under construction, committed and in advanced planning in South Australia and in view of national developments to better incorporate wind generation into the national electricity market.
The existing conditions have been applied since release by the Commission in September 2005 of a Statement of Principles for Wind Generation Licensing.
The Commission received seven submissions on its Draft Proposals which were referred to Electricity Supply Industry Planning Council for review.
The Commission has now prepared a Draft Decision setting out the Commission's draft conclusions on wind generation licence conditions which it considers will ensure South Australia can continue to reap the benefits of increased wind generation capacity while at the same time ensuring that electricity system reliability issues are appropriately addressed. Appendix 1 to the Draft Decision Paper incorporates the advice from ESIPC.
The Commission invites comments on the Draft Decision by 24 July 2009.
2010 Wind Generation Licensing