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- How do I organise a meter for my building site?
Building a home is a fun yet exhaustive process. Whether you need to get a temporary or permanent supply to your site, this is a good place to start.Read more
- Does my site have a green power dome installed?
Check your building site has underground power (the shiny green dome) or call Western Power on 13 10 87 to confirm.
- How long does it take to connect a meter to our building site?
It depends on how many steps below you need completed to connect your site:
- First, check for underground power installed on your block. Look for a shiny green dome or call Western Power on 13 10 87 to confirm or to install your dome.
- Apply for a new connection with us - we'll process your request within 3-5 days and issue you with a reference number.
- Pass on the reference number/s on to your builder or electrician.
- Your builder/ electrician will liaise with Western Power to get your meter installed and connected to the grid. Allow 5 working days in a metropolitan area, and up to 10 working days in rural areas.
- How long does it take to connect my home?
If you're moving in to an existing home in the metro area, it only takes around 3-5 business days (excluding weekends) to get you connected. Please allow between 6-10 days for rural connections.Read more
- How do I get the temporary meter removed?
Call us on 13 13 53 to arrange removal. We'll arrange with Western Power to remove the meter for you. Please note, a temporary supply removal fee of $469.15 is charged by Synergy in order to recover costs charged by Western Power to visit a site and remove a temporary supply.
- When will I receive my first bill?
In general, your meter is read once every 2 months. When you get your first bill after moving in depends on the Western Power scheduled meter reading date in your area.
- Who should be the account holder of a temporary supply?
Whenever a property has a power supply, there must be an account holder who is responsible for paying the account. The account holder is usually the property owner, but if you only need power temporarily, the builder or electrician can be the account holder.This way, the tradesperson will be billed for any power used during construction. If you’re not sure who should be responsible, check your building contract for details.
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