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.
The first 12 sections of the WAER were published by Energy Safety provide an authoritative and mandatory technical reference for the safe and efficient connection of customer’s installations to electricity networks. 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.