The ERA has determined that an exemption from the Technical Rules is not required to enable Western Power to provide an increase in the Contract Maximum
Demand for Newmont Mining at Parkeston in the Eastern Goldfields.
Western Power submitted an application to the ERA for exemption from the Technical Rules in July 2015 to enable Western Power to provide an increased supply capacity requested by Newmont in the Eastern Goldfields region.
The ERA prepared an issues paper and sought public comment on Western Power’s application from interested parties. The ERA received two public submissions on the application from Community Electricity and BHP Billiton.
The ERA appointed a technical advisor, Geoff Brown and Associates to provide advice and a report in relation to Western Power’s application.