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

  • Project Released: 26 May 2021
  • Project Closes: Aug 2021
  • Contact: Jessica ORiley

Overview

The Commission has received an application from South Australian Water Corporation for a variation to its electricity generation licence to operate a 15.39 megawatt (MW) ground mounted solar generating plant and mini hydro generator with a maximum export level of 11.2 MW, located at Adelaide Desalination Plant – Stage 2. 

 

Status

Current status is Initiate

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The Commission has received an application from South Australian Water Corporation for an electricity generation licence variation in accordance with the Electricity Act 1996 (Electricity Act). The applicant is seeking to operate a 15.39 megawatt (MW) ground mounted solar generating plant and mini hydro generator with a maximum export level of 11.2 MW, located at Adelaide Desalination Plant – Stage 2.

The application for the variation sought to authorise an additional generating plant located at the Murray Bridge Onkaparinga Pump Station 2, which has been published, and will be considered, separately.

In assessing an electricity generation licence variation application, the Commission considers the application against the relevant licensing provisions set out in the Electricity Act. It will also have regard to its primary objective under the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 (ESC Act), being the protection of the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services, and other factors as they apply to the Commission's role as an economic regulator of the South Australian electricity industry. 

In making its assessment, the Commission considers advice from the Office of the Technical Regulator and the Australian Energy Market Operator. Matters related to health and environment protection are regulated under separate legislative frameworks.

The application is subject to a public consultation period closing on 18 June 2021. The Commission welcomes submissions on any matters relevant to 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 and the ESC Act.

 

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.