Western Power
Native name
Electricity Networks Corporation
TypeState government owned
Western Power
IndustryUtility
PredecessorWestern Power
Founded1 April 2006; 15 years ago (2006-04-01)
Headquarters
Perth, Western Australia
Area served
South West of Western Australia
Western Power Network Map as per networkmap.com.au
Western Power Network Map as per networkmap.com.au
Key people
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. 2007: Western Power. p. 1.CS1 maint: location (link)
  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.