Generation authority - Queensland

Description

You will require this authority if you intend to connect an electricity generating plant to a transmission grid or a supply network and sell the electricity generated by that plant. A generating plant is any facility used for the creating of electric power.

To be approved as a generation authority, you must first be approved by the electricity regulator.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Exemptions

A person / company who operates generating plants with a capacity of 30 megawatts (MW) or less has a Special Approval to connect the generating plant to a transmission grid or supply network and sell electricity generated by that plant. It should be noted that conditions that ordinarily apply to Generation Authority holders continue to apply to persons/companies operating a generating plant with a capacity of 30 MW or less.

Expiry

The expiry date usually reflects the nominal life of the generating plant

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1790.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All - Annual fees vary from $385.15 to $30,879.15 depending on the amount of energy generated.
Transfer Transfer All $166.05

Fees for 2021-22

Approval time

Up to 120 days

Transfer

This authority can be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Energy and Public Works

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Energy Regulation

Department of Energy and Public Works

Queensland
Phone: 13 43 87
Email: energyregulation@dnrme.qld.gov.au
Website: Energy (Opens in new window)