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

  • Project Released: 18 Mar 2020
  • Project Closes: Oct 2020
  • Contact: Natasha Cheshire


The Commission has received an application from SA Power Networks to vary its electricity generation licence, to extend its authorisation to operate:

  • five aero-derivative turbines with a maximum capacity of 154MW at Edinburgh, and four aero derivative turbines with a maximum capacity of 123.2MW at Lonsdale.


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The Commission has varied SA Power Networks’ electricity generation licence, to amend the authorisation of four GE TM2500 aero derivative turbines (each 30.7MW) with a maximum output of 122.8MW at Lonsdale. The variation extends SA Power Networks’ authorisation for the period 27 September 2017 to 31 October 2020 (inclusive), noting that from 1 November 2020 Infigen Energy SAGT Pty Ltd is licensed to operate the generating plant.

The Commission undertook a round of public consultation in relation to Infigen Energy SAGT Pty Ltd's application to take over the generating plant, and received no submissions from stakeholders.

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. It has therefore approved the application.


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.