Western Power
Native name
Electricity Networks Corporation
TypeState government owned
Western Power
IndustryUtility
PredecessorWestern Power
Founded1 April 2006; 16 years ago (2006-04-01)
Headquarters
Perth, Western Australia
Area served
South West of Western Australia
Key people
  • Sam Barbaro (CEO)
ServicesElectricity distribution
OwnerGovernment of Western Australia
Websitewww.westernpower.com.au

Western Power is a statutory corporation established by the Electricity Corporations Act 2005 (WA). It is owned by the State Government of Western Australia and is accountable to the Minister for Energy.[1] It is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the electricity network within the South West Interconnected System[2] (SWIS), the poles and wires or energy grid.

When the original Western Power Corporation was split it was separated into four independent companies:

Operations

The SWIS reaches from Albany in the south, Kalbarri in the north and Kalgoorlie in the east of the state and includes the Perth metropolitan area.[3] The Western Power network consists of more than 100,000 km (62,137 mi) of powerlines, 816,082 poles & towers, 259,456 streetlights and 156 transmission substations.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Statement of Corporate Intent 2007/08. Western Power. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Electricity in Western Australia". Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  3. ^ "SWIS Town Locations" (PDF). Western Power.
  4. ^ "Western Power: 2015/16 Facts and Statistics" (PDF). www.westernpower.com.au. Retrieved 27 April 2017.