RenewablesSA Logo
South Australian Government Logo

New Carbon Intensity Limit


In December 2010, the South Australian Government announced the intention to set a carbon emissions limit for new electricity generation. The relevant news release can be found at News.

The following Discussion Paper is to initiate consultations with industry and interest groups about setting the limit at 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent for each megawatt hour of electricity sent out from new generating plant, prior to the introduction of draft legislation to Parliament to apply the limit.

The Government has been guided in its deliberations on the carbon intensity ceiling by the following reports by engineering services company, WorleyParsons.

Emission Intensity Limit New Utility Scale Electricity Generation in South Australia (Attachment 1 to Discussion Paper)

Integrated Gasification and Coal to Liquids (Attachment 2 to Discussion Paper)

The Government will be consulting on the detailed parameters of setting the limit prior to finalising draft legislation. Parties with an interest are encouraged to submit their views for consideration in the consultation process. The Discussion Paper provides details of where written comments can be lodged and a due date for receiving comments of 2 December 2011. Those with an interest in being informed about the consultation are encouraged to register their name, company, phone and email details to with “Carbon Intensity for New Electricity Generation” in the subject line.


Altona Energy

Australian Syngas Association

Conservation Council of South Australia

Linc Energy

South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy


Latest News


Bioenergy Roadmap Forum - Loxton

The second Bioenergy Roadmap Forum will be held in Loxton on the 21st of June 2017

Click for more »


South Australian Grid-connected Battery Storage Project

The Government is calling for Expressions of Interest to deploy 100MW of battery storage in South Australia

Click for more »


Our Energy Plan

South Australian Power for South Australians

Click for more »


Energy Fact Sheets

Energy Fact Sheets are now available on DSD website

Click for more »


Bioenergy Roadmap Program

Available to regional applicants in South Australia to further develop solutions for their energy needs.

Click for more »


Presentations from Bioenergy Roadmap Forum May 2016 and Biomass Supplier Interest

Following on from the first of the Bioenergy Roadmap Forums held in Mt Gambier, if you would like to register

Click for more »


Low Carbon Investment Plan for South Australia

On 1 December 2015, the South Australian Government released a Low Carbon Investment Plan for South Australia

Click for more »


Bioenergy Roadmap Launched

On 24 November 2015, the South Australian Government launched the first stage of a roadmap to further develop South Australia�s bio-energy industry.

Click for more »


Guide to Commercial Scale Solar released

On 18 September 2014, a new guide to commercial scale solar development in South Australia was released

Click for more »


Battery storage expression of interest and mobile energy storage test facility

In June 2015, the South Australian Government announced it would seeking expressions

Click for more »

Link to - find what you're looking for