Wind generation licensing 2010
- Project Released: 23 Dec 2008
- Project Closes: 03 May 2010
- Contact: Margaret Cross
The Commission has reviewed its licensing requirements for wind generators, set
out in the 2005 statement of principles for wind generation licensing, in light
of the large amount of wind generation now connected to the South Australian
power system, changes made to the national electricity rules and associated
technical standards to better accommodate wind generation and continued high
levels of interest in developing new wind generation projects in South Australia.
Current status is Final
The Commission has completed its review of South Australian wind generation
licensing arrangements. The review was conducted against the background of
unprecedented amounts of wind–powered electricity generation being added to the
South Australian power system or being planned for future addition.
The Commission’s present review has assessed special licence conditions in
the context of recent national developments to better incorporate wind
generation into the national electricity market, together with the scale of
current and proposed wind generation projects in South Australia. The Commission
has concluded that a measured and cautious approach to licensing wind generators
in South Australia remains appropriate.
While some special licence conditions have been substantially removed for
plant which is classified in the new category of “semi-scheduled”, the
Commission has concluded that it remains appropriate to retain the special
licence conditions relating to technical standards for reactive power and fault
ride through. These conditions have, however, been amended to provide greater
consistency with the national electricity rules, and to reflect advice received
from the Australian energy market operator.