icon-electricity Licensing arrangements for generators in South Australia

  • Project Released: 3 Jun 2019
  • Project Closes: Dec 2019
  • Contact: Abe Abdallah


Improvements to technical standards in the National Electricity Rules (Rules) mean that some of the Essential Services Commission’s (Commission) 2017 model licence conditions for new generators may be redundant. The Commission has sought stakeholder comment on the potential removal of certain conditions.  


Current status is Draft

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The Commission’s Draft Decision is to remove 12 of the 15 technical licence conditions for electricity generators. The three conditions being retained are condition 9 (disturbance ride-through – voltage phase angle shift), condition 11 (system strength) and condition 16 (system restoration). The 15 conditions were originally introduced following the Commission’s 2017 Inquiry into the technical licence conditions applying to electricity generators seeking to connect to the South Australian power system. 

Submissions are welcome by Friday, 8 November 2019.


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