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Non-standard electricity supply for a multi-residential development

Apply for this connection if you want a new electricity supply for a multi-residential development with a maximum demand greater than 250A/180kVA.

How long will it take?

After we have received your application, we’ll contact you to discuss your requirements and work with you on an expected delivery date in line with the complexity of your project.

What will I need to complete this application?

How much will it cost?

The cost of an electricity supply is dependent on how much power you require:

Size of your desired supply Cost range

250A to 500A

$80,000 - $150,000

500A to 1300A

$150,000 - $300,000

In most cases, the cost will be based on the Distribution Low Voltage Connection Scheme.

What more do I need to know?

Depending on your requirements your new point of connection will be serviced by either a pillar, a standalone kiosk or direct into the transformer kiosk.

There are some physical clearances that are required between the electricity network and your equipment. You can find information about them here.

Substation site

  • A substation will usually be required and adequate land for a substation must be included on your application. We recommend consulting the Western Power Distribution Substation Manual for assistance in making sure your substation site is compliant.
  • If you are unsure about where a substation site can go please submit a feasibility study and one of our consultant engineers will help you find a solution.
  • When making decisions about a substation site, please read the Western Power Distribution Substation Manual.
  • If you would like to apply for a non-compliant site please submit a feasibility study and one of our consultant engineers will let you know if it can be used.
  • Sometimes we have to change substation specifications or location, if this is the case we will let you know. If your supply will be greater than 100A your electrical contractor will provide the appropriate sized current transformers.
  • If your property will have multiple points of supply compliance information from the West Australian Electrical Requirements. In some cases non-compliant points of supply might still be viable - if you would like to pursue this, consider a feasibility study.

Fees and charges

Following the cancellation, expiry, termination or variation of the Customer Work Request or any other aspect of the works or documentation relating to the works, the customer may be liable to pay an administration fee of $550 (inclusive of GST) and any additional costs incurred by Western Power. Further information can be found in our Terms and Conditions clauses 8 and 16.3.

Non-standard electricity supply for a multi-residential development

Approximate time required to complete application: 10 minutes.

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