icon-electricity Electricity generation licence application - Scentre Shopping Centre Management (SA) Pty Ltd

  • Project Released: 24 Jun 2021
  • Project Closes: Oct 2021
  • Contact: Georgina Lawrence

Overview

The Commission has received an application for an exemption from the requirement to hold an electricity generation licence from Scentre Shopping Centre Management (SA) Pty Limited, which currently holds a licence authorising operation of a 540 kilowatt solar generating plant, located at Westfield Marion Shopping Centre.

Status

Current status is Initiate

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The Commission has received an application for an exemption from the requirement to hold an electricity generation licence from Scentre Shopping Centre Management (SA) Pty Limited. The applicant is seeking an exemption from the requirement to hold a an electricity generation licence for operating a 540 kilowatt solar generating plant, located at Westfield Marion Shopping Centre. The applicant currently holds an electricity generation licence authorising these operations that was issued by the Commission on 14 December 2017.

In assessing an exemption from the requirement to hold an electricity generation licence, the Commission  has regard to relevant 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 (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 23 July 2021. The Commission welcomes submissions on any matters relevant to the application.

 

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