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Model alternative options contract

The model alternative options contract forms part of Western Power’s alternative options strategy that it is required to publish under the Electricity Network’s Access Code 2004. The requirement for an alternative options strategy was introduced as part of the changes made to the Access Code in September 2020 to support the delivery of the State Government’s Energy Transformation Strategy. The changes provide greater transparency and opportunity for third parties to provide efficient non-network solutions to Western Power.

Western Power submitted its proposed alternative options contract to the ERA for approval. The ERA published the model contract for public consultation on 19 October 2021. Submissions received are published below.

As indicated in the notice published on 19 October, the submissions have been provided to Western Power for its consideration, which should include discussion as needed with relevant stakeholders. Western Power has been requested to submit a revised model alternative options contract to the ERA containing any changes made after consideration of the submissions and a report detailing the changes made or, where changes proposed in submissions have not been agreed to by Western Power, the reasons for not adopting those changes.

Public submissions received on Western Power’s proposal

Date Documents File type
11-Nov-21 Noel Schubert
Adobe PDF 693 kB

11-Nov-21 Synergy
Adobe PDF 361 kB

Western Power proposal

Date Documents File type
19-Oct-21 Proposed model alternative options contract
Adobe PDF 1 MB

Page last updated: 11 Nov 2021