Variation to electricity generation licence application - South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water) – Happy Valley Water Treatment Plant
- Project Released: 3 May 2021
- Project Closes: Jan 2022
- Contact: Jessica ORiley
The Commission has received an application from the South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water) to vary its electricity generation licence to authorise the operation of a ground mounted solar generating plant and battery with a total generating capacity of 16.518 megavolt ampere (MVA) with 8.37 megawatt (MW) maximum export level, located at the Happy Valley Water Treatment Plant.
Current status is Initiate
SA Water’s current generation licence authorises the operation of generating plant at various sites. SA Water is seeking to vary its licence to authorise the operation of the following:
- a ground mounted solar generating plant and battery with a total generating capacity of 16.518 MVA with 8.37MW maximum export level, located at the Happy Valley Water Treatment Plant.
Please note, the application to operate the additional generating plant located at the Christies Beach Waste Water Treatment Plant (which forms part of the variation application), will be published for public consultation separately.
In assessing an electricity licence variation 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 (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 27 May 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.