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New connections

Electricity connections can be varied and complex. We recommend that a professional electrical consultant or contractor determines which connection type best suits your needs.

  • Residents
  • Small and Medium Business
  • Large Business and Government

Maybe you've just purchased a block of land and want to power up a shed, perhaps you're re-developing an existing dwelling into a triplex - whatever the reason if you require a new connection you'll find the answers here.

Note that this table is for completely new connections where there has never been one before. If you simply need to reconnect an existing connection then please speak to your retailer to set up a new account.

 

Standard electricity supply for a single house

Standard electricity supply for a multi-residential development

Non-standard electricity supply for a multi-residential development

Apply for this if…

You want a new electricity supply to a house

You want a new electricity supply for a multi-residential development with a maximum demand of 250A/180kVA or less

You want a new electricity supply for a multi-residential development with a maximum demand greater than 250A/180kVA

How long will it take?

  • 3 weeks to provide you with a quote
  • 10 weeks to build once payment is received and customer has confirmed with Western Power the site is ready for construction
  • 7 weeks to provide you with a quote
  • 10 weeks to build once payment is received and customer has confirmed with Western Power the site is ready for construction
  • 7 weeks to provide you with a quote
  • 10 weeks to build once payment is received and customer has confirmed with Western Power the site is ready for construction

What if I change my mind or want to cancel my application?

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What more do I need to know?

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What will I need to complete this application?

How much will it cost?

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Fees and charges

Following the cancellation, expiry, termination or variation of the Customer Work Request or any other aspect of the works or documentation relating to the works, the customer may be liable to pay an administration fee of $550 (inclusive of GST) and any additional costs incurred by Western Power.  Further information can be found in our Terms and Conditions clauses 8 and 16.3.

 

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Getting ready for business and the lights have never been on? Whatever the new power need in a commercial premise this table will help determine what connection suits your needs.

 

Small commercial electricity supply

Medium commercial electricity supply

Large commercial electricity supply

Termination of consumer mains

Apply for this if

You want an electricity supply with a maximum demand of 250A/180kVA

You want an electricity supply with a maximum demand greater than 250A/180kva but no greater than 1300A/1000kVA

 

You want an electricity supply with a maximum demand greater than 1300A/1000kVA

 

You need to terminate consumer mains greater than 35mm

 

How long will it take?

  • 3 weeks to provide you with a quote
  • 10 weeks to build once payment is received and customer has confirmed with Western Power the site is ready for construction
  • 7 weeks to provide you with a quote
  • 10 weeks to build once payment is received and customer has confirmed with Western Power the site is ready for construction
  • 7 weeks to provide you with a quote
  • 10 weeks to build once payment is received and customer has confirmed with Western Power the site is ready for construction
  • 3 weeks to provide you with a quote
  • 10 weeks to build once payment is received and customer has confirmed with Western Power the site is ready for construction

What if I change my mind or want to cancel my application?

Learn more

Learn more

Learn more

Learn more

What more do I need to know?

Learn more

Learn more

Learn more

Learn more

What will I need to complete this application?

How much will it cost?

We will provide you with a quote

We will provide you with a quote

We will provide you with a quote

We will provide you with a quote

Fees and charges

Following the cancellation, expiry, termination or variation of the Customer Work Request or any other aspect of the works or documentation relating to the works, the customer may be liable to pay an administration fee of $550 (inclusive of GST) and any additional costs incurred by Western Power.  Further information can be found in our Terms and Conditions clauses 8 and 16.3.

 

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The information below applies to the following types of generators and loads:

  • All transmission load connections
  • Generator connections in excess of 150 kVA

Connecting transmission loads and large generators

  • Enquiry

    The enquiry phase provides guidance on the information required to complete a connection application form. An enquiry assessment will help you to identify a suitable network connection point and evaluate the feasibility of your project. Submit an Enquiry Notification Form to network.access@westernpower.com.au

  • Project initiation

    We identify network constraints applicable to your application, assess if your application is competing for network capacity, and identify viable options to modify the network to meet your requirements.

    After your initial enquiry you will be required to complete the transmission loads and generators in excess of 30 kVA application form.

    Please note that we can only accept the submission of externally hosted files through Microsoft OneDrive. More information about embedded generator connections (30 kVA to 150 kVA in size).

  • Project scoping

    We develop a scope of work for each option to modify the network, assess each option, and select the final technical solution to be implemented.

  • Project planning

    We prepare business cases, contracts, detailed designs and estimates, and construction plans for the final technical solution to modify the network.

  • Construction & commissioning

    We construct and commission the required network modifications under the terms of the Interconnection Works Contract (IWC).

  • Operation

    Once constructed, the new or modified connection assets become the property of Western Power. Assets can now begin operating under the terms of the Electricity Transfer Access Contract (ETAC).

 

This information will help you complete your connection application:

Fees and charges

Following the cancellation, expiry, termination or variation of Customer Work Request, the customer may be liable to pay a fee of $550 and any additional costs incurred (inclusive of GST).  Further information can be found in our Terms and Conditions 16.3.

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