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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 759 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 May 2022 by Hon Colin De Grussa

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Energy
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

I refer to commercial applications received by the validation unit within Western Power, and I ask:
(a) how many commercial projects are currently waiting to be assessed at the validation stage since October 2021; and
(b) how many commercial applications have exceeded the 20 business day timeframe for technical assessment stage since October 2021?

Answered on 9 August 2022

(a) There are no commercial applications waiting to be assessed, as all new requests are allocated and put under assessment within 10 business days of receipt.


(b) Of 1386 commercial applications assessed from October 2021 to the end of April 2022, 387 assessments exceeded the 20-business day timeframe, noting that customer wait time is included in the recording of business days to complete the application assessment.