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Distribution Design Catalogue (DDC)

The distribution design catalogue contains the approved standard equipment arrangements for the design of our underground and overhead distribution networks within the Western Power network.

The distribution design catalogue does not encompass construction standards and should be read in conjunction with our relevant design and construction publications.

Distribution design catalogue Last updated
Amendment List 15 August 2017
CU - Drawing Index 15 August 2017
HV - High Voltage Bare 15 August 2017
HX - High Voltage Hendrix 1 July 2016
HV - High Voltage ABC 22 September 2015
PO - Poles 10 March 2016
RE - Running Earth and Streetlight Feed 20 April 2017
LV - Low Voltage Bare 26 June 2017
AB - Low Voltage ABC 1 July 2016
ST - Stays 19 July 2017
CN - Conductors and Fittings 19 July 2017
TX - Transformers 15 August 2017
DA - Distribution Automation 20 April 2017
HU - High Voltage Underground 15 August 2017
LU - Low Voltage Underground 15 August 2017
SL - Streetlights 19 July 2017
DM - Decorative Materials 25 October 2017
HM - High Voltage Metering 20 April 2017
LM - Low Voltage Metering 20 April 2017
UM - Unmetered Supply 1 July 2016
Hendrix Covered Conductor 16 March 2015

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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.