Manuals, standards & metering
We take safety seriously - and we share this commitment with our contractors, installers and anybody who needs to work near our network. We want to make sure you, your workmates and the community remain safe and the power remains on.
Always follow the manuals and industry standards relevant to your project and work environment to make sure your work is carried out safely and in line with the relevant laws and regulations.
Industry update - June 2022
Changes to the Horizon Power Technical Rules - Public consultation
The Horizon Power Technical Rules cover the technical rules for Horizon Power’s Non-Interconnected Systems and the Pilbara Grid (formerly known as the Horizon Power North West Interconnected System NWIS). They detail the technical requirements and planning criteria to be met by Horizon Power on the transmission and distribution systems and by users who connect facilities to the transmission and distribution systems.
As part of our regular update process, and considering changes in the industry over the last few years, the Horizon Power Technical Rules are under review.
What will the review cover?
The review is considering aspects such as:
- Updates to cater for Pilbara Reform and the Harmonised Technical Rules
- Updates to the power system performance standards
- Incorporation of requirements for battery energy storage and inverter based generation
- Incorporation of technical requirements for Independent Power Producers
- Updated Testing and Commissioning requirements
Provide your comments on the Draft Technical Rules by 8 July 2022.
Please contact David Stephens, Manager System & Network Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An online briefing was held on 23 June 2022 to provide an overview of the changes. View the full session below.
Horizon Power is committed to meeting all legal obligations in relation to legislative, regulatory and environmental requirements. Our Safety and Health policies are available below with all other Safety and Health Management System documentation available through the Contractor and Tender portals.
Forms and exemptions
Switching operators manual, process and rules
Distribution Construction Standards
Distribution Design Catalogue
Distribution Commissioning Test Sheets
Distribution Data Sheets
The following links provide the electrical consulting and electrical contracting industry information on metering and connecting a customer.
Mandatory Link Criteria and Metrology Procedure
Horizon Power has received approval from the Economic Regulation Authority for the mandatory link criteria under Part 6 of the Electricity Metering Code.
The mandatory link criteria deals with the communication links required by metering installations so as to enable meters to be read from remote locations via telecommunication networks.
The following documents explain the Horizon Power's Mandatory Link criteria, Metrology Procedure for Meter Installations and the approval received from the Economic Regulation Authority.
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