The Essential Services Commission of South Australia has issued an electricity generation licence to HWF 3 Pty Ltd (HWF 3), authorising it to operate 35 wind turbines at a maximum capacity of 112 MW. 

HWF 3 will be required to comply with stronger licence conditions, consistent with those set out in the Commission's Inquiry into the licensing arrangements for generators in South Australia, demonstrating that new technologies can and should contribute to a secure and resilient power system. 

The Commission assessed HWF 3’s application for an electricity generation licence against the relevant provisions of the Electricity Act 1996 and the Essential Services Commission Act 2002 and determined that, with the inclusion of the additional technical licence conditions, all relevant criteria under those Acts have been satisfied. 

A copy of the HWF 3 licence may be accessed here.

AuthorRay Dennis