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

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

Overview

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.

Status

Current status is Final

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Final

The Commission has varied the electricity generation licence issued to SA Power Networks, 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.

The Commission undertook a round of public consultation in relation to the application 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.

A copy of the SA Power Networks licence may be accessed below.

Background

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.