Electricity generation licence application – Port Adelaide Energy Pty Ltd
- Project Released: 6 Jul 2021
- Project Closes: Sep 2021
- Contact: Jessica ORiley
The Commission has received an application from Port Adelaide Energy Pty Ltd for an electricity generation licence to operate a 154 megawatts (MW) (name plate capacity) gas and diesel generating plant with a maximum export capacity of 150.4MW, located at Outer Harbour and North Osborne.
Current status is Initiate
The Commission has received an application from Port Adelaide Energy Pty Ltd for an electricity generation licence in accordance with the Electricity Act 1996 (Electricity Act). The applicant is seeking to operate a 154 megawatt (MW) (name plate capacity) gas and diesel generating plant with a maximum export capacity of 150.4MW, located at:
- Lot 205 Pelican Point Road, Outer Harbour
- Lot 27 Pelican Point Road, Outer Harbour
- Lot 151 Pelican Point Road, Outer Harbour, and
- Lot 502 Mersey Road, North Osborne.
In assessing an electricity generation licence application, the Commission considers the application against 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 and the Australian Energy Market Operator. Matters related to health and environment protection are regulated under separate legislative frameworks.
The application is subject to a public consultation period closing on 4 August 2021. The Commission welcomes submissions on any matters relevant to the application.