icon-electricity Electricity generation licence application - LMS Energy Pty Ltd

  • Project Released: 25 Sep 2019
  • Project Closes: Nov 2019
  • Contact: Julie Dixon

Overview

The Commission has received an application from LMS Energy Pty Ltd to vary its electricity generation licence 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 Gillman.


Status

Current status is Final

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On 13 November 2019, the Commission varied LMS Energy Pty Ltd’s electricity generation licence, 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 Gillman.

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

The Commission assessed LMS Energy 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 LMS Energy Pty Ltd licence may be accessed below.

Background

The Commission has received an application from LMS Energy Ltd Ltd for a variation to its electricity generation licence in accordance with the Electricity Act 1996 (Electricity Act).  The applicant is seeking to operate the following additional generation plant.

  • a 3.8 MW gas reciprocating engine generating plant, located at McLaren Vale, and
  • a 199 KW rooftop solar generating plant, located at Gillman.

In assessing a variation application, 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, 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 or environment protection are regulated under separate legislative frameworks.