icon-electricity Variation to electricity generation licence – SA Water

  • Project Released: 29 Oct 2018
  • Project Closes: Feb 2019
  • Contact: Julie Dixon

Overview

The Commission has received three applications from the South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water) to vary its electricity generation licence to authorise the operation of:

  • a 3.8 megawatt (MW) generating plant at its Waste Water Treatment Plant, Glenelg North
  • a 1.5MW generating plant at its Water Treatment Plant, Hope Valley, and
  • a 4.3MW generating plant at its Waste Water Treatment Plant, Christies Beach.

Status

Current status is Initiate

  • Initiate
  • Submissions
  • Final

Initiate

SA Water’s current generation licence authorises the operation of generating plants at its Bolivar Waste Water Treatment Plant and Crystal Brook Depot. SA Water is seeking to vary its licence to authorise the operation of the following:

  • a 3.8 megawatt (MW) generating plant at its Waste Water Treatment Plant, Glenelg North
  • a 1.5MW generating plant at its Water Treatment Plant, Hope Valley, and
  • a 4.3MW generating plant at its Waste Water Treatment Plant, Christies Beach.

In assessing a request for variation, the Commission considers the relevant licensing provisions set out in the Electricity Act 1996 (Electricity 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 Office of The Technical Regulator (OTR) which have separate stand-alone roles in the electricity industry. Matters related to health and environment protection are regulated under separate legislative frameworks and can only be considered by the Commission in context of the above mentioned criteria. 

The applications submitted by SA Water are subject to a public consultation period closing on 23 November 2018. Interested parties wishing to make a submission on these variation applications should prepare a submission which addresses the criteria noted above.

 

 

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