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Install a temporary supply with above standard power requirements

Install a temporary supply with above standard power requirements

Approximate time required to complete application: 10 minutes.

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Use this service if you want install a temporary supply with above standard power requirements.

How long will it take?

  • 3 weeks to provide you with a quote
  • 10 weeks to build once payment is received

What will I need to complete this application?

What more do I need to know?

  • It is often more cost efficient for you to install a permanent supply straight away. If you intend for your temporary supply to become permanent later on, apply for the permanent supply first
  • If your demand is between 100A – 250A, we will generally install a pillar, subject to the clearance requirements
  • If your demand is above 250A we will generally install a substation, subject the clearance requirements

Substation site

  • This type of connection often requires a substation
  • There are some physical clearances that are required between the electricity network and your equipment
  • When you’re considering your substation site, please read the Western Power Distribution Substation Manual
  • If you would like to apply for a non-compliant site please submit a feasibility study and one of our consultant engineers will let you know if it can be used
  • The final specifications for the substation requirements will be determined when our engineers create your design. This means that the substation site you provide may be subject to change
  • We will install the substation as part of the construction works; however you will need to prepare the site in advance. For assistance refer to the Western Australian Distribution Connection Manual
  • If your supply will be greater than 100A your electrical contractor will provide the appropriate sized Current Transformers
  • Your electrical contractor will need to complete the installation of direct metering
  • We will be responsible for terminating the consumer mains into the kiosk or transformer
  • If your property will have multiple points of supply compliance information from the West Australian Electrical Requirements. In some cases non-compliant points of supply might still be viable, if you would like to pursue this, consider a feasibility study

How much will it cost?

We will provide you with a quote.

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

Sometimes your circumstances change and you may need to cancel or change the information within your application after you have submitted it to us.

If you wish to change the scope of work in your application we will first review the change and then either:

  • continue the project with the variation and invoice you for any additional materials, design work and remobilisation costs incurred. We will typically only take this approach when the change is very minor.


  •  if the change is significant we will cancel your project. You will need to submit a new application with your new requirements.

For cancelled applications we will invoice you for the costs incurred up to the point of cancellation (time and materials). If construction work has already commenced we will refund the difference from your access offer less any costs incurred.

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.

Install a temporary supply with above standard power requirements

Approximate time required to complete application: 10 minutes

Apply here