icon-electricity Variation to electricity generation licence - SA Power Networks

  • Project Released: 1 Aug 2017
  • Project Closes: Oct 2017
  • Contact: Julie Dixon


The Commission has received a request from SA Power Networks to vary its electricity generation licence to enable the operation of up to 300 megawatts of temporary generation at Edinburgh and Lonsdale.



Current status is Final

  • Initiate
  • Final


On 27 September 2017, the Commission varied the electricity generation licence held by SA Power Networks to enable the operation of aero-derivative turbines with a maximum capacity of 154MW at Edinburgh, and aero derivative turbines with a maximum capacity of 123.2MW at Lonsdale, for the period 27 September 2017 to 1 June 2020 (inclusive).

The Commission assessed SA Power Networks' 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. 

SA Power Networks applied to the Commission to vary its electricity generation licence on 1 August 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.