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

  • Project Released: 26 May 2021
  • Project Closes: Oct 2021
  • Contact: Jessica O'Riley

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. 

On 23 July 2021, the South Australian Water Corporation advised that the proposed generating plant at the Bolivar Waste Water Treatment Plant will now have a total generating capacity of 21.22 megavolts ampere (MVA), a maximum export level of 10.46 megawatts (MW) and a generator registered capacity of 16.44MW, comprising solar PV, battery energy storage system, biogas engine and diesel generating plant.

 

Status

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Final

On 20 October 2021, the Commission varied South Australian Water Corporation electricity generation licence, authorising a further generating plant at the Adelaide Desalination Plant, increasing the total site generating capacity to 34.17 megavolts amperes, a maximum export level of 26.1 megawatts (MW) and registered capacity of 26.1MW, located at Lonsdale.

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 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 South Australian Water Corporation licence may be accessed below.

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.

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