Electricity generation licence application - LMS Energy Pty Ltd
- Project Released: 30 Jun 2020
- Project Closes: Jan 2024
- Contact: Adam Abrahams-Zelko
The Commission has received an application from LMS Energy Pty Ltd for a variation to its electricity generation licence, to remove the operation of the solar generating plant consisting of 1,054 PVC395 MP Caterpillar photovoltaic panels with a maximum export limit of 199kW, located at Gillman.
Current status is Initiate
Variation to electricity generation licence
On 4 October 2023, the Commission received a variation request from LMS Energy Pty Ltd. The applicant seeks a variation to remove the following generator, listed as Location 3 in the Annexure of its current licence:
The solar generating plant consisting of 1,054 PVC395 MP Caterpillar photovoltaic panels with a maximum export limit of 199kW, located at Gillman.
In assessing an electricity generation licence variation application, the Commission considers the application against the relevant licensing provisions set out in the Electricity Act 1996. 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 17 November 2023. The Commission welcomes submissions on any matters relevant to the application.
Variation - Aug 2020
The Commission has varied the electricity generation licence held by LMS Energy Pty Ltd, authorising the inclusion of 600kW of solar photovoltaic panels at the McLaren Vale generating plant.
The Commission undertook a round of public consultation in relation to the application and received no submissions from stakeholders.
The Commission assessed the application by LMS Energy Pty Ltd for a variation to its 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.
The current licence may be accessed on the licence register or refer to the publications below for additional information. Please email [email protected] if you have any further licensing related queries.