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What more do I need to know about an above standard temporary supply?


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What more do I need to know about an above standard temporary supply?

  • 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