Western Power
TypeGovernment-owned corporation
Western Australia
Area served
Western Australia

Western Power Corporation (WPC), owned by the Government of Western Australia, was Western Australia's major electricity supplier from 1995 until 2006.[1][2]

It was formed in 1995 when the monopoly electricity and gas supplier, the State Energy Commission of Western Australia, was disaggregated into separate suppliers for gas (AlintaGas) and electricity (WPC).[3][4]

In 2006, WPC was disaggregated into Western Power, Synergy, Horizon Power and Verve Energy.[5][6]


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