Decrease Load for an Existing Connection

Want to decrease the load on your existing connection?

Before starting your application please read WEL’s Network Connection Standard and make sure you have the following details handy:

  • 1

    The site address details and if possible your Lot and/or DP number.

  • 2

    Details of your nominated electricity retailer. 

  • 3

    The name and contact details of your electrical contractor.

  • 4

    The contact details of the property owner.

  • 5

    The contact details of the person responsible for paying for the electrical connection.

  • 6

    Your electrical requirements (number of phases, fuse size, controlled load, nominated capacity and load profile details). If you have it, a site plan should also be provided. Your electrician can provide these details.

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FAQs

  • We first send applications of this type to your nominated electricity retailer for their acceptance. Once this acceptance is returned to us we can begin our quote process.

    The quote process depends on the complexity of the project but usually for decrease load applications, allow 12-16 weeks to receive your quote in line with WEL's Capital Contributions Policy. This allows time to:

    • Undertake an electrical engineering capacity assessment of our network.
    • Produce a network design.
    • Undertake commercial pricing analysis.

    Once we’ve received your signed quote acceptance and deposit, allow a further 10-12 weeks until construction commences.

    These timeframes are indicative and may be impacted by resource availability, material items with long lead times, completeness of the information you provide and whether an easement is required.

  • Yes, an application fee is required before we can commence design and analysis of your project.

    To find out more read the full list of Connection FAQs or contact WEL Networks.

  • All goods and services and WEL equipment supplied by us are supplied on the basis of the quote together with these terms and conditions.