As members should be aware, Western Power commenced an inspection campaign of first private power poles connected to their network in October.
Changes are currently underway to the ‘Disconnection Reconnection Service Request’ form that will assist Western Power in identifying work related to the 30-day and 90-day notices.
If it is deemed that a pole needs replacing, customers will be issued with either a 30-day, 90-day or defect notice to replace it, dependent on the condition of the pole.
Changes are currently underway to the ‘Disconnection reconnection service request’ form that will assist Western Power in identifying work related to the 30-day and 90-day notices.
A question has been added to the form that asks:
‘Is the request being submitted for a private pole replacement only due to a defect notice being issued?’
The default answer on this form will be NO. You only need to change the answer to YES if the customer has received a notification for their Private Point of Attachment Pole (30-day, 90-day or defect) and the work being done directly relates to that notice.
More information about private power poles can be found on the Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety Website here.
If you have any questions, please contact Western Power on 13 10 87.
If you would like to add your business to the NECA WA Electrical Contractor Register - Private Power Poles, email firstname.lastname@example.org.