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 is presently implementing a new light-handed regulatory regime, 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.
The coverage commencement date of the Pilbara Electricity Reforms is 1 July 2021, after which access seekers can apply for access to Horizon Power’s network assets in the NWIS.
From coverage commencement date, Horizon Power Pilbara Network will be a ring fenced business unit within Horizon Power responsible for managing Horizon Power's covered NWIS network.
Pilbara Electricity Reforms
The Pilbara Electricity Reforms and supporting statutory instruments (including the Pilbara Networks Access Code, Pilbara Networks Rules and Pilbara Harmonised Technical Rules) are works-in-progress and remain subject to ongoing review.
Once these documents are finalised, Horizon Power will prepare and publish the required policies, documents and agreements for public consultation as required by the statutory instruments.
From 1 July 2021, this site will provide information for applicants seeking access to Horizon Power’s covered network. During the development of the Pilbara Electricity Reforms, the information available will be limited.