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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 2493 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 September 2019 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Energy
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to Legislative Council question on notice 2362, and I ask, what aspects of Western Power’s operations as a network operator do not comply with AS/NZS 3000:2018?

Answered on 24 October 2019

The primary application of “AS/NZS 3000/2018 : Electrical Installations” (more commonly referred to as the “Wiring Rules”) is in relation to electrical installations belonging to electrical consumers*.

The Wiring Rules contain various requirements relating to a variety of electrical installations such as switchboards, lifts, swimming pools, cooking equipment, floor heating etc. Licensed electrical contractors are required to comply with the Wiring Rules when carrying out electrical work pursuant to regulation 49(1) of the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 (WA).

The Wiring Rules apply to electrical contractors engaged by Western Power to perform electrical work at its’ sites (e.g. office buildings and depots). Western Power is not aware of any instances where it’s electrical contractors have not been compliant with the Wiring Rules in respect to these works.

This means that all assets of Western Power that are required to comply with AS/NZS 3000/2018 do comply.

            

* Installations belonging to electrical consumers include private power poles.   (http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-and-energy/private-power-poles-and-lines-are-your-responsibility)