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High voltage pool policy

The high voltage (HV) subdivision pool allows the cost of installing HV infrastructure to be shared among developers of residential subdivisions. The pool reimburses developers who have paid for more than their share of the HV infrastructure, and collects funds from developers who make use of excess capacity on that infrastructure.

HV subdivision pool charges and parameters

This table outlines current charges and parameters under which the HV pool operates. These are updated every six months or when the HV pool balance is seen to be trending towards a larger deficit balance, whichever comes first.

Baseline Accumulated HV Pool Payment * Size and units

Baseline Accumulated HV Pool Payment *

$261 /kVA

Baseline Accumulated HV Pool Payment *


Baseline Accumulated Design Load *

68,662 kVA

Baseline System Charge *

$232 /kVA

Date of the HV Pool System Charge Reset


Accumulated HV Pool Payments*


Accumulated HV Pool Charges*


Accumulated Design Load*

767,133 kVA

* at the time of system charge re-set


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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.