Wind generation licensing 2005
- Project Released: 22 Nov 2004
- Project Closes: 30 Sep 2005
- Contact: Margaret Cross
In 2005 the Commission established its statement of principles for wind generation licensing. These principles were designed to protect the long term
interests of customers and address electricity reliability issues.
Current status is Final
The Essential Services Commission has released its statement of principles
for the licensing of wind generators in South Australia. The statement of
principles sets out additional minimum obligations which the Commission will
require of wind generators in order that South Australia can reap the benefits
of increased wind generation capacity while at the same time ensuring that
electricity reliability issues are appropriately addressed.
The Commission has received further advice on these issues from the
Electricity Supply Industry Planning Council. In finalising its statement of
principles, the Commission has taken account of that advice, and has also sought
to protect the long term interests of South Australian consumers by striking an
appropriate balance between the requirements of industry proponents and South
Australian consumers' needs.
The measures established under the statement of principles are designed to
operate until such time as a whole of national market solution to the challenges
posed by wind generators is reached. At that time, the Commission will take
steps to review and, where necessary, amend or remove its licensing