icon-electricity Variation to electricity generation licence application – Origin Energy Electricity Limited

  • Project Released: 29 Jun 2020
  • Project Closes: Nov 2021
  • Contact: Jessica O'Riley

Overview

The Commission has received a request from Origin Energy Electricity Limited (Origin) to vary its electricity generation licence. Origin wishes to upgrade its generating turbines at the Quarantine Power Station. This is the second stage of a three stage replacement program. The result of this upgrade will increase the capacity of the Unit 3 turbine from 20.4 megawatts (MW) to 29MW.

Status

Current status is Final

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Final

On 17 November 2021, the Commission varied Origin Energy Electricity Ltd’s electricity generation licence authorising the replacement of the gas turbine Unit 3 at the Quarantine Power Station on Torrens Island.

This is the second stage of a four stage upgrade at the site. The result of this upgrade will increase the capacity of the Unit 3 turbine from 20.4 megawatts (MW) to 29.5MW.

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

The Commission assessed Origin Energy Electricity Ltd’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 Origin Energy Electricity Ltd licence may be accessed below.

Background

Please refer to the variation history in the licence for further information on variations approved by the Commission, pursuant to the criteria in the Electricity Act 1996 and the Essential Services Commission Act 2002.

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