icon-electricity Variation to electricity generation licence – South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water)

  • Project Released: 4 Jun 2018
  • Project Closes: Aug 2018
  • Contact: Julie Dixon


The Commission has received an application from the South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water) to vary its electricity generation licence to authorise operation of a 0.13 MW generation plant at Crystal Book.


Current status is Initiate

  • Initiate
  • Submissions
  • Final


SA Water’s current generation licence authorises the operation of a generation facility at the Bolivar Waste Water Treatment Plant. SA Water is seeking to vary its electricity generation licence to authorise the operation of a solar and battery generation plant, with a nameplate capacity of 0.13 MW, at its Crystal Brook Depot.

In assessing a request for variation, the Commission considers the relevant licensing provisions set out in the Act. It will also have regard 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 the economic regulator of the South Australian electricity industry. 

In making its assessment, the Commission consults with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Technical Regulator, which have separate stand-alone roles in the electricity industry. 

The application submitted by SA Water is subject to a public consultation period which closes on 30 June 2018. Interested parties wishing to make a submission on this variation application should prepare a submission which addresses the criteria noted above.


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