icon-electricity Electricity generation licence application – Vena Energy Services (Australia) Pty Ltd

  • Project Released: 25 May 2022
  • Project Closes: Jul 2022
  • Contact: Adam Abrahams Zelko

Overview

Vena Energy Services (Australia) Pty Ltd has applied to the Commission to vary its existing electricity generation licence, for the addition of an 87MW solar and 41.5MW battery energy storage generating plant, located on Substation Road, 2km south-east of Tailem Bend. 

Status

Current status is Initiate

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The Commission has received an application from Vena Energy Services (Australia) for an electricity generation licence variation in accordance with the Electricity Act 1996. The applicant is seeking to increase its licenced generation capacity to include an 87MW solar and 41.5MW battery energy storage generating plant.

In assessing an electricity generation licence variation 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 22 June 2022. The Commission welcomes submissions on any matters relevant to the application.

 

Background

On 30 January 2019, the Commission issued an electricity generation licence to Vena Energy Services (Australia) Pty Ltd to operate a solar generating plant with a maximum output capacity of 95 megawatts (MW).

A copy of the Vena Energy Services (Australia) Pty Ltd licence may be accessed below.

 

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