ESCOSA content icon Transfer of Electricity Generation Licence - South Australian Water Corporation and Lofty Ranges Power

  • Project Released: 27 Jun 2022
  • Project Closes: Sep 2022
  • Contact: Adam Abrahams Zelko

Overview

The Commission has received an application from the South Australian Water Corporation and Lofty Ranges Power Pty Ltd, for the transfer of the jointly held electricity generation licence. The applicants jointly operate a mini-hydro generator located at the Hope Valley reservoir on Grand Junction Road and have applied to transfer the joint licence to South Australian Water Corporation’s Seacliff licence, removing Lofty Ranges Power Pty Ltd as an operator/licensee of the mini-hydro generator. 


Status

Current status is Final

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Final

On 29 September 2022, the Commission varied South Australian Water Corporation’s (SA Water) electricity generation licence, authorising the takeover of operations of a 1.86 megawatt mini-hydro generator located at the Hope Valley reservoir on Grand Junction Road which was jointly licensed to SA Water and Lofty Ranges Power Pty Ltd. 

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

The Commission assessed SA Water’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. It has therefore approved the application.

A copy of the SA Water electricity generation licence may be accessed below.