Electricity generation licence application – Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Pty Ltd
- Project Released: 10 Aug 2020
- Project Closes: Oct 2020
- Contact: Georgina Lawrence
The Commission has received an application from Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Pty Ltd to vary its electricity generation licence. The licence currently authorises the operation of 59 wind turbines with a 212.4 megawatt capacity at Lincoln Gap. The application seeks to vary the licence so that 24 of these turbines will be replaced by Vesta 3.6 V126 turbines and a 10 megawatt battery will be added to amend total capacity of the windfarm to 222.4 megawatts.
Current status is 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 application seeks to vary the licence so that 24 of the existing 59 turbines will be replaced by Vesta 3.6 V126 turbines and a 10 megawatt battery will be added, to amend total capacity of the windfarm to 222.4 megawatts.
In assessing a request for variation, the Commission considers the relevant licensing provisions set out in the Electricity Act. It will also have regard to its primary objective under the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 (ESC Act), 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 an economic regulator of the South Australian electricity industry.
In making its assessment, the Commission considers advice from the Office of the Technical Regulator. Matters related to health and environment protection are regulated under separate legislative frameworks.
The application is subject to a public consultation period closing on 3 September 2020. The Commission welcomes submissions on any matters relevant to the application.