The Plan for Accelerating Exploration (PACE) Gas grant program aims to increase the supply of gas into South Australia’s energy market to increase gas supplies and increase competition between gas suppliers.
On this page
PACE Gas Round 1 Grant Program - Results including successful grant applications can be viewed here.
Applications have now opened for PACE Gas Round 2 Grants, details can be viewed here
Key dates and deadlines
|24 October 2016||Public call for PACE Gas project proposals|
|4pm CDT 16 December 2016||Project Proposal lodgement deadline|
|March 2017||Announcement of successful proposals|
|March/April 2017||Funding Deeds issued and executed. Funding can be distributed from this date|
|17 March 2017||Public call for second round PACE Gas project proposals|
|4pm CDT 6 October 2017||Project Proposal lodgement deadline|
|January 2018||Announcement of successful proposals 8March 2017|
|March 2018||Funding Deeds issued and executed. Funding can be distributed from this date|
PACE Gas projects must be developed within South Australia under a current licence and must demonstrate how they will increase the gas available for South Australian gas users.
South Australia PACE Gas Grant Program - closed
Hardcopies of completed project proposals must be placed in an envelope marked “Confidential – Contains PACE Gas Round 2 Proposal”
The following graphs will assist PACE Gas Grant applicants in drawing conclusions on how any plans to sell gas to South Australian gas consumers can foster:
- thermal energy efficiency; and
- competition between gas fired electricity generators in South Australia.
Thermal efficiency by % higher heating value (HHV) of South Australian gas-fired power stations.
Source: AEMO 2015 National Transmission Network Development Plan (NTNDP) Database, "Fuel and Technology Cost Review - Data (ACIL Allen) (12 June 2014)".
* Synergen Power is jointly owned by ENGIE (72%) and Mitsui & Co. (28%).
2015/16 scheduled generation percentage market share of South Australian gas-fired power stations.
Source: AEMO "2016 August, South Australian Historical Market Information Report (SAHMIR)".
2015/16 scheduled generation percentage market share of South Australian gas-fired power station owners.
Source: AEMO General Information Page "South Australia - 2016 August (2016 NEM ESOO)".
* Joint Venture partner - Pelican Point Power Station (72% ENGIE, 28% Mitsui & Co.), Osborne Power Station (50% Origin Energy, 50% ATCO).
** Synergen Power is jointly owned by ENGIE (72%) and Mitsui & Co. (28%).
The AEMO data can be downloaded in an Excel spreadsheet here.
For more information, contact:
Director Petroleum and Exploration
Energy Resources Division
The Department of State Development
Level 7, 101 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: +61 8 8463 3211