icon-electricity Electricity generation licence application – HWF 3 Pty Ltd

  • Project Released: 5 April 2017
  • Project Closes: Aug 2017
  • Contact: Julie Dixon


The Commission has received an application from HWF 3 Pty Ltd for an electricity generation licence. The applicant is seeking to a operate 35 wind turbines at a capped capacity of 109 MW.



Current status is Final

  • Initiate
  • Final


On 11 August 2017, the Commission issued an electricity generation licence to HWF 3 Pty Ltd (HWF 3), authorising it to operate 35 wind turbines at a maximum capacity of 112 MW.

HWF 3 will be required to comply with stronger licence conditions, consistent with those set out in the Commission's Inquiry into the licensing arrangements for generators in South Australia (hyperlink to Inquiry), demonstrating that new technologies can and should contribute to a secure and resilient power system. 

The Commission assessed HWF 3’s application for an electricity generation licence against the relevant provisions of the Electricity Act 1996 and the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 and determined that, with the inclusion of the additional technical licence conditions, all relevant criteria under those Acts have been satisfied. 

HWF 3 applied to the Commission for an electricity generation licence on 5 April 2017. The Commission undertook a round of public consultation in relation to the application and received no submissions from stakeholders. In making its assessment, the Commission sought technical advice from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). 

A copy of the HWF 3 licence may be accessed below.