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Western Power is developing a framework to assess critical projects, based on a set of principles and criteria, including a project’s criticality to the State and a customer’s readiness to connect.

Projects identified as critical projects will then be fast-tracked for connection.

This framework will be outlined in a guideline that is published and available, for prospective customers to understand how a critical project is defined.

To guide understanding and seek your input, we have published an information paper which sets out Western Power’s proposed approach. We are identifying critical projects to ensure that Western Australia’s critical projects can proceed, in line with the State’s commitment to achieve net zero and keeping pace with the unprecedented uplift in demand for major customer network connections.

We welcome your feedback on our approach, as we work together, and all play our part in achieving Western Australia’s low carbon future.

Please provide your responses and or any queries through to

Submissions on our information paper are now closed.

Please note, Western Power will summarise information in a response document, to be published with the final guideline. It will not make submissions publicly available, but respondents must note that any information provided may be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1992 which imposes obligations on the release of information.


The consultation process