icon-electricity Variation to electricity generation licence – South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water)

  • Project Released: 3 Feb 2021
  • Project Closes: Aug 2021
  • Contact: Jessica Farrell


The Commission has received an application from the South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water) to vary its electricity generation licence.


Current status is Submissions

  • Initiate
  • Final
  • Initiate
  • Final
  • Initiate
  • Submissions
  • Final


On 5 July 2021, the Commission varied South Australian Water Corporation’s electricity generation licence, authorising the operation of an additional generating plant with a with a generating capacity of 16.5 mega-volt amperes and maximum export level of 13.4 megawatts located at:
  • Mannum Adelaide No.2 Pumping Station
The Commission undertook a round of public consultation in relation to the application and received one submission from stakeholders.
The Commission assessed South Australian Water Corporation’s application for a variation to its electricity generation licence against the relevant provisions of the Electricity Act 1996 (Electricity Act) and the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 (ESC Act) and determined that all relevant criteria under those Acts have been satisfied. It has therefore approved the application.
The application for the variation sought to authorise additional generating plant. The assessment of the additional generating plant described below will be considered separately at a later date.
  • Mannum Adelaide No.3 Pumping Station
A copy of the South Australian Water Corporation’s licence may be accessed below.



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 and the ESC Act.