Decrease load for an existing connection

Want to decrease the load on your existing connection?

You'll need:

  • To read WEL’s Network Connection Standards.
  • The site address details and if possible your Lot and/or DP number.
  • Details of your nominated electricity retailer.
  • The name and contact details of your electrical contractor.
  • The contact details of the property owner.
  • The contact details of the person responsible for paying for the electrical connection.
  • Your electrical requirements (number of phases, fuse size, controlled load, and potentially nominated capacity and load profile details).  If you have it, a site plan can also be provided. Your electrician can provide these details.

How long will the process take?

It depends on the complexity of the project but typically, as per WEL's Capital Contribution Policy, allow 8-10 weeks to receive your quote for decrease load applications. 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, providing incomplete information and whether an easement is required.

Do I have to pay an application fee?

We may ask you to pay a non-refundable application deposit to meet the cost of the specialist design and fixed price quote.

To find out more read our FAQs or contact WEL Networks.

What are the Terms and Conditions of Contract?

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

Read the full Ts and Cs here.