The following information is provided for those seeking guidance and assistance in planning and achieving a new development or connection to our distribution network.
Note: these documents are subject to change and it is recommended that you check the currency of any documentation on a regular basis.
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UDS manual - Edition 10 (PDF 6.1Mb - Large file)
Last updated: September 2013
This 10th edition of the Underground Distribution Schemes (UDS) Manual supersedes all previous editions of this Manual.
The implementation of the 10th edition of the manual shall apply to projects from the 22nd of October 2013 as follows:
This manual contains the information required by developers and their electrical consultants to allow them to undertake the electrical reticulation of new subdivisions.
We encourage you to use the UDS feedback form to submit feedback on any aspect of the updated manual.
Guideline for requesting DIP (PDF 68kb)
Last updated: October 2005
A developer’s consultant or designer will need to contact us to register responsibility for the design of an underground distribution scheme for a subdivision and request a DIP.
UCI manual part II - technical requirements revision A (PDF 535kb)
This formalises requirements for the safe and efficient installation of underground cables that are to be connected to our public distribution system.
EnergySafety has completed a comprehensive review and published a new 2014 edition of the WAER. A copy can be downloaded by clicking WAER 2014.
The new WAER will apply from 1 July 2014 and all new electrical installation designs commenced after that date must comply with the new requirements. Designs started before 1 July 2014, and projects under construction or for which building contracts are signed at that date, may comply with the July 2008 version of the WAER.
The WAER as published by EnergySafety is an authoritative and mandatory technical reference for the safe and efficient connection of the customer’s installation to an electricity network. We need to meet the legislated WAER and relevant Australian Standards through our policies, standards and workmanship.
The purpose of WADC manual (PDF 6.4mb - large file) is to provide a comprehensive single point of reference for industry and community when seeking an electrical connection of a customer’s installation to the distribution network of:
This manual supersedes the following our previously published documents including:
Western Power and Horizon Power welcome feedback on any aspect of the Western Australian Distribution Connections Manual and its application.