ESCOSA content iconElectricity generation licence application - AGL Torrens Island Battery - change of applicant

  • Project Released: 4 Apr 2022
  • Project Closes: Feb 2023
  • Contact: Adam Abrahams Zelko


The Commission has received an application from AGL Torrens Island Battery Pty Ltd for an electricity generation licence to operate a 250 megawatt battery generating plant, located on Torrens Island. AGL Torrens Island Battery Pty Ltd has provided the Commission with a written request that the applicant be changed to related entity, AGL SA Generation Pty Ltd. 



Current status is Final

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On 15 February 2023, the Commission varied the electricity generation licence (licence) of AGL SA Generation Pty Ltd, authorising the operation of the Torrens Island Battery Plant. The variation adds 250 megawatts of generation capacity to the AGL SA Generation Pty Ltd licence, bringing its total licenced generation capacity to 1.53 gigawatts. 

The Commission undertook a round of public consultation in relation to the application and received no submissions from stakeholders.

The Commission assessed the application for a variation made by AGL SA Generation Pty Ltd against the relevant provisions of the Electricity Act 1996 and the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 and determined that all relevant criteria under those Acts have been satisfied. It has therefore approved the application. 

A copy of the AGL SA Generation Pty Ltd licence may be accessed below.