icon-electricity Electricity generation licence application – Iberdrola Australia Energy Markets Pty Limited

  • Project Released: 27 May 2021
  • Project Closes: Aug 2021
  • Contact: Jessica ORiley

Overview

The Commission has received an application from Infigen Energy Markets Pty Limited for an electricity generation licence to operate a solar and wind generating plant with a total nameplate rating generating capacity of 362.4 megawatts (MW) (consisting of 150MW for solar generation and 212.4MW for wind generation),  with an overall maximum output capacity of 270MW. The generating plant will be located at the Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park facility, eight kilometres south of Port Augusta at Lot 48 Road, Yongala. 

The Commission has received notification and supporting documentation from Infigen Energy Markets Pty Limited confirming its change of name from Infigen Energy Markets Pty Limited to Iberdrola Australia Energy Markets Pty Limited.

Status

Current status is Initiate

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Initiate

The Commission has received an application from Infigen Energy Markets Pty Limited for an electricity generation licence in accordance with the Electricity Act 1996 (Electricity Act). The applicant is seeking to operate a solar and wind generating plant, with a total nameplate rating  generating capacity of 362.4 megawatts (MW) (consisting of 150MW for solar generation and 212.4MW for wind generation),  with an overall maximum output capacity of 270MW. The generating plant will be located at the Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park facility, eight kilometres south of Port Augusta at Lot 48 Road, Yongala.

In assessing an electricity generation licence 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, 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. 

Further info

On 4 June 2021, Infigen Energy Markets Pty Limited provided the Commission with the relevant documentation from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission confirming its change of name from Infigen Energy Markets Pty Limited to Iberdrola Australia Energy Markets Pty Limited.

 

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