How Do I Obtain It?
An application must be submitted in writing (there is no prescribed form) to The Regulator (Director-General, Department of Energy and Water Supply) at the address given in this summary sheet.
You can obtain information on the application in S179: Application for generation authority of the Electricity Act and on fees in Schedule 7: Fees payable to regulator of the Electricity Regulation 2006.
You can obtain guidelines on the Department's website.
What is required after applying but before approval is granted?
Statutory process set out in the Electricity Act 1994 must be followed, including:
the Regulator must advertise in a Queensland newspaper that application has been made and seek submissions;
the Regulator must be satisfied that you, as the applicant, are a suitable person/company to hold the Generation Authority and that the generating plant is suitable for connection to the transmission grid/supply network; and
the Regulator must also consider relevant government policies about environmental and energy issues and the likely environmental effects of building and operating the generating plant.