icon-electricity Variation to electricity generation licence – SA Water

  • Project Released: Jun 2020
  • Project Closes: Sep 2020
  • Contact: Georgina Lawrence

Overview

The Commission has received two applications from the South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water) to vary its electricity generation licence to authorise the operation of:

  • a 3.675MW solar generating plant at Glenelg
  • a 19.24MW solar generating plant at Bolivar
  • a 15.5MW solar generating plant at the Adelaide Desalination Plant
  • a 5.5MW solar generating plant at Morgan Whyalla 1
  • a 5.5MW solar generating plant at Morgan Whyalla 2
  • a 7.5MW solar generating plant at Morgan Whyalla 3, and
  • a 5.5MW solar generating plant at Morgan Whyalla 4.
 
 

Status

Current status is Initiate

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Initiate

SA Water’s current generation licence authorises the operation of generating plant at various waste water treatment plant. SA Water is seeking to vary its licence to authorise the operation of the following:

  • a 3.675MW solar generating plant at Glenelg
  • a 19.24MW solar generating plant at Bolivar
  • a 15.5MW solar generating plant at the Adelaide Desalination Plant
  • a 5.5MW solar generating plant at Morgan Whyalla 1
  • a 5.5MW solar generating plant at Morgan Whyalla 2
  • a 7.5MW solar generating plant at Morgan Whyalla 3, and
  • a 5.5MW solar generating plant at Morgan Whyalla 4.

In assessing an electricity generation licence application, the Commission considers the application against the relevant licensing provisions set out in the Electricity Act 1996 (Electricity Act). It will also have regard to its primary objective under the Essential Services Commission Act 2002, 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 applications submitted by SA Water are subject to a public consultation period closing on 27 July 2020. Interested parties wishing to make a submission on these variation applications should prepare a submission which addresses the criteria noted above.

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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