Electricity generation licence variation - Waterloo Wind Farm
- Project Released: 17 Sep 2015
- Project Closes: 19 Jan 2016
- Contact: Julie Dixon
The Commission has received an application from Waterloo Wind Farm Pty Ltd
for a variation to its electricity generation licence. The licensee is seeking
to add to its authorised activities six wind turbines with an additional
capacity of 19.8MW.
Current status is Final
On 17 December 2015, the Commission approved the application from Waterloo Wind Farm Pty Ltd seeking a variation to its electricity generation licence.
Waterloo Wind Farm Pty Ltd applied to add to its authorised activities six
Vestas 117 - 3.3MW wind turbine electricity generators, increasing the total
combined maximum output capacity of the generator to 130.8 MW.
In making its decision, the Commission has been assisted by the submissions
it has received. While the Commission did not adopt all positions put in
submissions, all submissions were helpful in informing the consideration of the
relevant issues and the competing viewpoints.
Further, the Commission has considered advice received from the Office of the
Technical Regulator, EPA and AEMO in relation to the technical and safety
matters relevant to the application.
Finally, the Commission has assessed the application against the relevant
provisions of the Electricity Act 1996 and the Essential Services Commission
Act 2002 (as they apply to the Commission's role as an economic regulator
of the South Australian electricity industry) and determined that all relevant
criteria have been satisfied and the licence issued to Waterloo Wind Farm Pty Ltd.