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Who regulates Western Power?

Our current regulators

  • Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) - an independent body, reporting directly to State Parliament.  The primary review functions performed by the ERA include the access arrangement and Western Power’s licenses
  • Public Utilities Office (PUO) - part of the Department of Treasury.  The functions of PUO include undertaking reviews and making recommendations on energy policy and changes to regulation
  • EnergySafety - part of the Department of Consumer Protection. EnergySafety licenses electrical contractors and sets technical guidelines for the electricity network in relation to safety
  • Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)- controls the supply and trading of energy and electricity capacity in WA's Wholesale Electricity Market and is responsible for electricity system security 
  • Other bodies such as the Environmental Protection Authority and WorkSafe set guidelines, which determine how Western Power goes about its day-to-day work.