icon-electricity Variation to electricity generation licence application-SA Water – Murray Bridge Onkaparinga No. 2 Pumping Station

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

Overview

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 with a 13.75 megawatt (MW) generating capacity with a 10.32MW maximum export level, located at the Murray Bridge Onkaparinga No. 2 Pumping Station.

Status

Current status is Initiate

  • Initiate
  • Submissions
  • Final

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 with a 13.75 megawatt (MW) generating capacity with a 10.32MW maximum export level, located at the Murray Bridge Onkaparinga No. 2 Pumping Station.

Please note, the application to operate the additional generating plant located at the Adelaide Desalination Plant Stage 2 (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 20 May 2021. The Commission welcomes submissions on any matters relevant to the application.

 

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