Underground projects happen in one of three ways:
- State Underground Power Program (SUPP) – the cost of undergrounding power is shared between the State Government, Western Power, local councils and property owners. So far, the program has delivered 88 projects, connecting over 88,000 properties (learn more about SUPP's history).
- Retrospective Underground Power Projects (RUP) – generally funded directly by local councils or land developers.
- Network Renewal Undergrounding Pilot Program (NRUPP) – managed by us. We identify key areas that have a high density of aging overhead assets.
Typically, a project takes around 12 – 18 months, however timings can vary depending on the size and complexity of a project area.