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Consultation

Public consultation is an important part of transparent decision making.

We're inviting you to provide feedback on our proposed options to secure electricity supply to the Perth CBD. This forms part of a plan to reinforce capacity and address deteriorating assets. We'll be submitting options, to reinforce capacity and address aged and deteriorated assets in the East Perth and CBD load area, to Economic Regulation Authority for Regulatory Test.

These options include:

Option

Description

Estimated cost ($M)

1

Like for Like Replacement (replace existing deteriorating assets with new)

$82

2

Build a new CBD substation

$164

3

Build a new 132 kV transmission cable between Hay Street substation and Milligan Street substation

$38

4

Minor distribution upgrades and Defer new 132 kV cable by two years (but still construct)

$54

5

Major distribution upgrades

$52

Your feedback is an important step in the process of obtaining project approval from the Economic Regulation Authority.

You are invited to participate in a public forum on 1 August 2017:

12.00 – 1.30pm         

Location: Western Power Head Office

363 Wellington Street, Perth 6000

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP by the 28 July 2017 on 9326 4850 or cbd.supply.reinforcement@westernpower.com.au

If you can’t attend the forum, submissions can be made to Western Power by emailing cbd.supply.reinforcement@westernpower.com.au or by writing to us at:

CBD Supply Reinforcement
Network Planning
Western Power
GPO Box L921
Perth WA 6842

The consultation period starts on the 24 July 2017 and ends on the 7 August 2017. Download a copy of the Options Paper outlining the options being considered to reinforce the electricity supply in the CBD.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm, 7 August 2017

Submissions must be made before the deadline and all submissions will be made public.