icon-electricity Electricity generation licence application – Y.E.S. Energy (SA) Pty Ltd

  • Project Released: 17 Dec 2018
  • Project Closes: Dec 2019
  • Contact: Julie Dixon

Overview

YES Energy (SA) Pty Ltd has submitted two variation applications for its electricity generation licence to authorise the operation of:

33 additional generating plant at various locations. The total export capacity of the proposed new plant in aggregate is 7.8MW, and
7 additional generating plant at various locations. The total export capacity of the proposed new plant in aggregate is 2.4MW.

 

Status

Current status is Final

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Final

On 19 December 2019, the Commission varied Y.E.S Energy (SA) Pty Ltd’s electricity generation licence, authorising it to operate an additional 42 generating plant. 

The Commission undertook a round of public consultation in relation to the application and received no submissions from stakeholders.

The Commission assessed Y.E.S Energy (SA) Pty Ltd’s application for a variation to 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. It has therefore approved the application.

A copy of the Y.E.S Energy (SA) Pty Ltd licence may be accessed below.

Background

YES Energy (SA) Pty Ltd’s current generation licence authorises the operation of a generating plant located a Murtho. YES Energy (SA) Pty Ltd is seeking a variation of its licence to authorise the operation of 7 additional generating plant. The total export capacity of the proposed new plant in aggregate is 2.4MW. 

In assessing a variation application, the Commission considers the relevant licensing 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, 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 the 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 and can only be considered by the Commission in context of the above mentioned criteria.

YES Energy (SA) Pty Ltd’s variation application is subject to a public consultation period closing on 18 January 2019. The Commission welcomes submissions on any matters relevant to the application.