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Above standard temporary power supply

A temporary power supply with a maximum demand greater than 250A/180kVA, for builders and trades who need power when there is no permanent electrical connection.

How much will it cost?

We'll provide a quote

after we complete the scoping and design of your project.

How long will it take?

Up to 10 business days

to respond to your application.

After our technical assessment

To build and energise once payment is received and you’ve confirmed with us the site is ready for construction.

Temporary power supply allows builders and trades to work when there is no permanent connection to the site. To set up an account for temporary electrical supply, contact your retailer and then refer to the options below.

What to include with your application

  • A site plan

    Provides us with an understanding of your work site, the location of existing and new assets and help us to design your product. It will need to include:

    • Your property
    • Neighbouring properties
    • The location of the supply point
  • Site photos

    Help us understand your current connection arrangements and more easily identify potential site specific issues. Photos will need to include:

    • The extent of the worksite
    • Any obstructions in the area
  • Neighbours authority

    If your project will impact your neighbour’s property by having new assets installed or relocated on or in front of their property, you’ll need their authorisation.

  • Single line diagram

    A single line diagram provides us with the technical information to design a connection to meet your requirements

  • Statement of compliance to AS61000.3.6

    Your accredited electrical contractor or consultant must submit a statement verifying that the installation complies with AS/NZS 61000.3.11, SA-SNZ TR IEC 61000.3.14 and Western Power’s Technical Rules.

  • Disturbing loads

    The information allows us to check the impact of your loads on the network. You must comply with Power Quality limits as per AS/NZS 61000.3.11, SA-SNZ TR IEC 61000.3.14 and Western Power Technical Rules.

Application process

  • You’ve applied

    We’ll contact you within 10 days to discuss your application and confirm your required dates.

  • You’ll receive a scope

    After our technical assessment we’ll confirm the scope of works with you.

  • You’ll receive design fee invoice

    We design the project to your needs.

  • You’ll receive an access quote

    After the acceptance and payment is received, we’ll schedule the works for delivery.

  • Let us know how we went

    Your feedback is important to help ensure we’re meeting your needs and expectations.

Additional information you need to know

It is often more cost effective to install a permanent new connection straight away.

Standards, manuals and guidelines

Technical documents that provide the necessary information to enable users to comply with statutory requirements and obligations.

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Estimated time to complete: 10 minutes

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