icon-electricity Electricity generation licence application – Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Pty Ltd

  • Project Released: 6 Jun 2019
  • Project Closes: Nov 2019
  • Contact: Julie Dixon

Overview

The Commission has received an application from Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Pty Ltd to vary its electricity generation licence to include a battery with a total export capacity of 10 megawatts, located at Lincoln Gap.

Status

Current status is Initiate

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Initiate

The Commission has received an application from Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Pty Ltd to vary its electricity generation licence in accordance with the Electricity Act 1996 (Electricity Act). The applicant is seeking to include a battery with a total export capacity of 10 megawatts, located at Lincoln Gap.

In assessing a request for variation, the Commission considers the relevant licensing provisions set out in the Electricity Act 1996 (Electricity Act). It will also have regard to its primary objective under the Essential Services Commission Act 2002, being the protection of the long term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services and other factors as they apply to the Commission's role as the economic regulator of the South Australian electricity industry. 

In making its assessment, the Commission consults with the Australian Energy Market Operator and the Office of the Technical Regulator which have separate stand-alone roles in the electricity industry. Matters related to health and environment protection are regulated under separate legislative frameworks and can only be considered by the Commission in context of the above mentioned criteria. 

The variation request submitted by Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Pty Ltd is subject to a public consultation period closing on 5 July 2019. Interested parties wishing to make a submission on this variation application should prepare a submission which addresses the criteria noted above.

 

Background

On 21 November 2018, the Commission issued an electricity generation licence to Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Pty Ltd to operate 59 wind turbines with a total capacity of 212.4 MW.

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

The Commission assessed Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Pty Ltd’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 all relevant criteria under those Acts have been satisfied. It has therefore approved the application.

A copy of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Pty Ltd licence may be accessed below.

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