When we look at the load requirement of your property, we need evidence so we can predict the demand and consumption of the site. This includes what industry you are in or activity to be carried out on site, and how long the site is to be occupied for.
We may also ask you for information such as a detailed load breakdown, hours of operation, site plans, building approvals or records of equipment purchased. This helps us to correctly estimate the expected load, which ensures you benefit as much as possible from the revenue offset.
There is no change to the recovery of tax on capital contributions.
The revenue offset is applied to the minimum works required to connect. Any additional works required are not eligible for the revenue offset and are charged accordingly.
Yes, you will need to cover the additional costs if you want the connection in a location that is not the Western Power preferred location.
Revenue offset only applies if your supply from the network increases.
When you submit your application, we will review your eligibility across both policies independently. You are eligible to receive both if you meet the criteria for each policy.
When calculating your expected electricity demand, we look at similar sites connected to the network along with any information you provide in your application. We then set an appropriate load for your property and base the offset amount on this.
If you want a higher load than we recommend, you will only be eligible to receive the revenue offset on the load we have set.
No, the revenue offset you receive on your connection works won’t change your electricity bill.
If you receive a quote for $0 it’s not a mistake. Based on our calculations, the future consumption at the property is expected to cover the costs of your connection.
When preparing the quote for a connection project we look at:
The total cost of the works required
The potential offset value and the amount which can be offset
Only the minimum works required to connect will receive the offset. Any further works required to connect will be charged accordingly.
What’s included in your quote:
Operating and maintenance costs of the connection
The costs to meet technical requirements
The reduced upfront costs for applicable works.
Undergrounding of network assets or connections
Existing network asset relocations or changes (not small subdivisions)
Supply Extension Scheme
Work in excess of standard requirements
The offset is based on the additional revenue Western Power expects to receive over time from the proposed connection. The excluded works are different because they won’t generate new revenue.
The revenue offset applies to:
new residential and commercial connections (excludes gifted assets)
upgrades to existing residential and commercial connections (includes additional electricity drawn from overhead to underground conversion capacity upgrades, such as a small subdivision)
new or upgrades to mixed-use residential/commercial connections.