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I have very low electricity usage at the specified meter, are there other options?

We have smaller SPS units available for low use properties, however if you don’t need electricity, we won’t install a unit. Instead, we can organise to remove the connection at your request.

Western Power has introduced a one-off financial payment for customers who have an active meter but either:\

  • rarely use their connection (e.g. 1-2 weeks per year for shearing or crutching)
  • have minimal ongoing use (e.g. electric fence or dam pump)
  • are seeking to self service for their electricity needs.

This one-off payment is designed to enable landowners to self-service by procuring a fit for purpose solution (e.g. a generator and diesel) for those times when power may be required.

We’ll also cover the cost of supply abolishment (permanent removal) at these meters. We will continue to review this approach as the SPS program evolves to ensure it is equitable and transparent for our customers.

For more information please call our customer experience team on 13 10 87 or email us.

Please note, if you change your mind in the future and would like power back at this location, you’ll need to apply for a new connection and pay the full connection cost for a SPS.