Eligible customers can lodge a claim for reimbursement of the cost of their main switch circuit breaker upgrade.
To support the evolving energy needs of Western Australians, Western Power now offers a standard connection service capacity of 63A for all small-use, single-phase (240V) connections across the entire network.
The increase from 32A to 63A capacity in rural areas for single-phase (240V) connections follows a trial that verifies a standardised connection service capacity can be managed in a safe and reliable way for community benefit.
Split-phase connections in rural areas have also increased from 20A to 32A per phase, where the service is available.
Main switch circuit breakers are paramount for ensuring safe and equitable access of power supply for the whole community and remains a requirement for all new connections to the grid or when adding a new circuit to an existing connected premise.
Capped reimbursement for circuit breaker upgrade
If you're a rural customer and installed a lower rated main switch circuit breaker for your new connection or during an alteration of an existing connection (such as an installation of rooftop solar) between 1 August 2021 – 11 April 2023, you can upgrade to one rated 63-amp (for single-phase) or 32A (for split-phase, per phase) if you're experiencing frequent electricity tripping.
Eligible customers can lodge a claim for up to $250 (incl. GST) (capped) reimbursement of the cost of their main switch circuit breaker upgrade. Terms and conditions apply.
Submit a claim
Complete the online form and provide the required documentation to support your claim. This may include any receipts/invoices, quotations, proof of electrical works and photographs. We reserve the right to view original documents.
Without supporting documentation/evidence, Western Power will be unable to process your claim.