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Revocation of Energy Industry Guideline No. 5 (EG5/1) – Information Disclosure for No Early Termination Fee Market Contracts

The South Australian Government has varied the Gas and Electricity Regulations to ban early termination fees in energy market contracts for small customers, except under limited circumstances. The new Regulations will commence on 30 December 2019. The Commission’s Energy Industry Guideline No. 5 – I ...

30 Dec 2019

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Approval granted for electricity generation licence application – Astronergy Solar Australia Pty Ltd

The Commission issued an electricity generation licence to Astronergy Solar Australia Pty Ltd to operate the following: • a 1.65 MW solar generating plant located at Bungama • a 4.95 MW solar generating plant located at Bungama, and • a 4.95 MW solar generating plant located at Kadina.

24 Dec 2019

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Approval granted for electricity generation licence variation application – Y.E.S Energy (SA) Pty Ltd

The Commission has varied the electricity generation licence held by Y.E.S Energy (SA) Pty Ltd authorising it to operate an additional 42 generating plant.

23 Dec 2019

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Variation to electricity generation licence application – Hornsdale Power Reserve Pty Ltd

The Commission has received an application from Hornsdale Power Reserve Pty Ltd to vary its electricity generation licence by increasing the capacity of the battery operated generating plant from 100 to 150 megawatts, located at Hornsdale.

23 Dec 2019

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Submissions to the Inquiry into regulatory arrangements for small-scale and off-grid water, gas and electricity services

The Commission has received 14 submissions on the Inquiry’s Framework and Approach Paper.

20 Dec 2019

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Exemption for entities participating in AEMO's Virtual Power Plant Demonstration Program

AEMO has established the Virtual Power Plant Demonstration Program (VPP Demonstration) to understand and mitigate system security risks that can arise from virtual power plants operating invisibly within the national electricity market. The VPP Demonstration commenced on 1 December 2019 and will run ...

19 Dec 2019

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SA Water Regulatory Determination 2020: release of a further Guidance Paper

The Commission has released a further Guidance Paper for SA Water Regulatory Determination 2020, relating to a proposal for updating the regulatory rate of return on an annual basis.

13 Dec 2019

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Licensing arrangements for generators in South Australia - final decision

The Commission has released a Final Decision, with only three of the 2017 model generator licence conditions being retained for new generator licence applications.

13 Dec 2019

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Electricity generation licence application – The Corporation of the City of Adelaide

The Commission has received an application from The Corporation of the City of Adelaide for an electricity generation licence to operate generating plant at the following locations: • 177.6 kilowatt solar PV generating plant located at London Road Depot • 261 kilowatt solar PV generating plant loc ...

13 Dec 2019

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Submissions to the review of licensing arrangements for generators in South Australia

The Commission has received two submissions to the Draft Decision paper on the review of the licensing arrangements for generators in South Australia.

5 Dec 2019

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Electricity generation licence application – Adelaide Resource Recovery Pty Ltd

The Commission has received an application from Adelaide Resource Recovery Pty Ltd for an electricity generation licence to operate a solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage system generating plant with a total export capacity of 950 kilowatts, located at Dry Creek.

20 Nov 2019

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Approval granted for electricity generation licence application – Flagstaff Enterprises Pty Ltd

The Commission issued an electricity generation licence to Flagstaff Enterprises Pty Ltd for the operation of a 4.95 megawatt solar generating plant located at Baroota.

19 Nov 2019

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Approval granted for electricity generation licence variation application – LMS Energy Pty Ltd

The Commission has varied the electricity generation licence held by LMS Energy Pty Ltd authorising it to operate the following additional generating plant: • a 3.8 MW gas reciprocating engine generating plant, located at McLaren Vale and • a 199 KW rooftop solar generating plant, located at Gill ...

19 Nov 2019

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Electricity generation licence application – Visy Board Pty Ltd

The Commission has received an application from Visy Board Pty Ltd for an electricity generation licence to operate a generating plant consisting of solar PV and battery with a total capacity of 1.94 megawatt (MW), located at 24-26 White Road, Gepps Cross.

18 Nov 2019

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Water retail licence application for exemption - Adelaide Hills Berry Farms Pty Ltd

Adelaide Hills Berry Farms Pty Ltd provides non-potable water services to residential and non-residential customers in Uraidla. The Commission, with approval from the Minister, granted Adelaide Hills Berry Farms Pty Ltd an exemption from the requirement to hold a water retail licence under the Water ...

18 Nov 2019

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Public consultation on SA Water’s 2020-2024 regulatory plan commences

SA Water has released its proposed plan for delivering water and sewerage services to customers from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2024. The Commission welcomes comments from all stakeholders on SA Water’s proposed plan and the reports of the Chair of the Customer Negotiation Committee and Independent Prob ...

12 Nov 2019

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Charter of consultation and regulatory practice review - final decision

The Commission has completed a review of its Charter of consultation and regulatory practice to ensure that it reflects the Commission’s current approach to regulation and consultation. The Commission thanks stakeholders for their submissions to this review.

12 Nov 2019

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Review of Australian Gas Networks regulatory framework - draft decision

The Commission has made a Draft Decision on the review of its regulatory framework for Australian Gas Networks. Submissions should be provided by Friday 13 December 2019. The Commission will consider all submissions and representations as it prepares a Final Decision, due to be released in March 202 ...

6 Nov 2019

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REES 2020 individual retailer target allocation

The Commission has now determined the obliged retailers for the 2020 REES year and apportioned individual retailer targets.

1 Nov 2019

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2018-19 ESCOSA Annual Report

The Commission is pleased to present its 2018-19 Annual Report under the Essential Services Commission Act 2002. The Annual Report outlines the work of the Commission in meeting its primary objective of protection of the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, q ...

30 Oct 2019

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