icon-electricity Electricity generation licence application - SSE Australia Whyalla Solar Pty Ltd

  • Project Released: 25 Oct 2017
  • Project Closes: Feb 2018
  • Contact: Julie Dixon


The Commission received an application from SSE Australia Whyalla Solar Pty Ltd for an electricity generationlicence. The applicant is seeking to a operate a solar array with a total maximum capacity of 4.9 megawatts (MW).


Current status is Final

  • Initiate
  • Final


On 14 February 2018, the Essential Services Commission issued an electricity generation licence to SSE Australia Whyalla to enable the operation of a solar generation plant with a total maximum export capacity capped at 4.9MW.

The Commission assessed SSE Australia Whyalla’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. 

SSE Australia Whyalla applied for an electricity generation licence on 4 October 2017. The Commission undertook a round of public consultation in relation to the application and received no submissions from stakeholders. In making its assessment, the Commission sought technical advice from the Australian Energy Market Operator and the Technical Regulator. 

A copy of the SSE Australia Whyalla licence may be accessed below.