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Consultation

Public consultation is an important part of transparent decision making.

 

Geraldton power requirements

We’re coming to Geraldton next week to listen to customers and work together on enhancing the network.

If you’re in the process of planning a major mining load, need extra network capacity, have a generation solution to provide back-up in the region or other network-related ideas, we want to hear from you.

Western Power is always seeking better ways to service our customers and understand their future power requirements.

The Mid West’s mining sector is one of the most important parts of our state, and our network, and we need your input as major customers, generators and potential project partners.

Our customers are at the centre of everything we do when providing a safe, reliable and efficient connection to electricity. 

With your help, it’s ON!

Geraldton Consultation Session

  • Tuesday 31 October & Wednesday 1 November
  • Level 2, Foreshore Business Centre
  • 209 Foreshore Drive, Geraldton

To secure your appointment, please email Scott.Ferguson@westernpower.com.au   

Perth CBD Supply Reinforcement

We’ve recently sought your feedback on our proposed options to secure electricity supply to the Perth CBD. These options were:

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

The options are part of a plan to reinforce capacity in the Perth CBD and address deteriorating assets and are discussed in detail in the Options Paper that was issued as part of the public consultation. We are currently in the process of submitting the options to the Economic Regulation Authority for a Regulatory Test.

If you would like any further information on this project, please contact cbd.supply.reinforcement@westernpower.com.au 

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Kalgoorlie storm response

Update 19 November 2017 - 6.30pm

We have restored electricity to about 3,000 customers in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder area since the wild storms that struck the Goldfields yesterday.

We have eight extra specialist crews in the region working into the night to restore power as safely and as quickly possible to our other 14,000 customers currently without electricity.

Further restorations are expected this evening, but people - especially those with an individual connection wire from their house to the network that has been brought down by debris - should be preparing for a night without power.

In some limited cases those individual customers may be without power for several days more until connections can be repaired and tested and declared safe by authorised specialists.

Four 500kVA Western Power Emergency Generators will be used to assist in restoration and other critical infrastructure when it is safe to do so. Two nursing homes have had power restored with the use of generators.

We are continuing to focus efforts on lines that can restore power and services to critical infrastructure and large numbers of customers in an attempt to return power as quickly and as safely to as many people as possible.

The priority areas for our crews at the moment are in Coolgardie, Kambalda, Boulder, Lionel West , Somerville and Picadilly South, the central business district and Hannan and Porter Streets in Kalgoorlie.

Over 173 hazards were registered with Western Power which has been reduced substantially but there are still a number of hazards left to attend, and our crews are discovering more hazards as they move through the network frustrating our progress.

If you see a fallen powerline or damaged pole call make the safe call to Western Power on 13 13 51 or if it is a life-threatening emergency, please call 000.

Power outage map for restoration times.