Horizon Power Pilbara Network is a ring fenced business unit within Horizon Power responsible
for managing Horizon Power's network in the North West Interconnected System (NWIS) which is a
covered network under the Electricity Networks Access Code 2004.
This site is for applicants looking for access, new connections and supply upgrade to Horizon
Power's covered NWIS network.
Drafting Note: HP to revise this paragraph to avoid confusion
regarding the ENAC
Horizon Power owns transmission and distribution assets across Western Australia, including the North West Interconnected System (NWIS).
On 2 February 2018, the then Minister for Energy announced that these network assets in the NWIS be covered under the Electricity Networks Access Code 2004.
The Western Australian State Government has subsequently implemented a new light-handed regulatory regime under the Pilbara Network Access Code 2021, which will cover the access and use of certain covered electricity networks in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (Pilbara Electricity Reforms) including Horizon Power’s network in the NWIS (Horizon Power coastal network).
From the Pilbara Electricity Reform coverage commencement date of 1 July 2021:
access seekers can negotiate the terms of access with Horizon Power to Horizon Power's coastal network; and
Horizon Power Pilbara Network is a ring fenced business unit within Horizon Power responsible for managing Horizon Power's coastal network.
There is a transition period between the coverage commencement date and 7 January 2022, during which Horizon Power will undertake a public consultation process on several documents. During the transition period, an access dispute cannot be commenced in respect of access to the Horizon Power coastal network.
Horizon Power will publish policies, documents and agreements for public consultation as required by Pilbara Networks Access Code 2021.
Are you looking for access to the Horizon Power coastal network?
Although anyone can apply for access, due to the costs, process and practicality, applicants or access seekers will typically be a current or future retailer in the NWIS, major industrial load or generator.