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SLI 2010 No. 142 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 to strengthen the safety and performance of installations of small generation systems under the Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme.
Administered by: Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Registered 18 Jun 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR21-Jun-2010
Tabled Senate21-Jun-2010
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2013
Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 3)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2010 No. 142

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000.

Dated 15 June 2010

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

PENELOPE YING YEN WONG


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 3).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 21 June 2010.

3              Amendment of Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001

                Schedule 1 amends the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001.

4              Transitional

         (1)   The amendments made by Schedule 1 apply to a small generation unit that is a solar (photovoltaic) system installed on or after 20 August 2010.

         (2)   The amendments made by Schedule 1 apply to a small generation unit, other than a solar (photovoltaic) system, installed on or after 20 December 2010.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

 

[1]           Subparagraph 19D (2) (d) (ii)

omit

(c); and

insert

(c).

[2]           Subparagraph 19D (2) (d) (iii)

omit

[3]           Subregulation 20 (1)

omit

a small generation unit

insert

a small generation unit, in the circumstances mentioned in regulation 20AC,

[4]           After regulation 20AB

insert

20AC      Requirements for creation of certificates

         (1)   For subregulation 20 (1), this regulation sets out the circumstances in which certificates may be created for a small generation unit.

         (2)   The unit was designed and installed by a person or persons:

                (a)    if the unit is a stand-alone power system — accredited for stand-alone power systems under the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy accreditation scheme (the ABCSE accreditation scheme) or the Clean Energy Council accreditation scheme (the CEC accreditation scheme); and

               (b)    if the unit is a grid-connected power system — accredited for grid-connected power systems under the ABCSE accreditation scheme or the CEC accreditation scheme; and

                (c)    if the unit is a wind system — endorsed for wind systems under the ABCSE accreditation scheme or the CEC accreditation scheme; and

               (d)    if the unit is a hydro system — endorsed for hydro systems under the ABCSE accreditation scheme or the CEC accreditation scheme.

         (3)   The electrical wiring associated with the installation of the unit was undertaken by an electrical worker holding an unrestricted license for electrical work issued by the State or Territory authority for the place where the unit was installed.

         (4)   All local, State or Territory government requirements have been met for:

                (a)    the siting of the unit; and

               (b)    if the unit is attached to a building or structure — the attachment of the unit to the building or structure; and

                (c)    if the unit is grid-connected — the grid connection of the system.

         (5)   Before any certificates are created for the unit, the person who is entitled to create the certificates for the unit obtains:

                (a)    a written statement by the installer of the unit stating:

                          (i)    the name of the designer and of the installer of the unit; and

                         (ii)    the ABCSE accreditation scheme or CEC accreditation scheme classification and accreditation number of the installer and designer of the unit; and

               (b)    a written statement by the owner or installer of the unit that all local, State or Territory government requirements have been met for:

                          (i)    the siting of the unit; and

                         (ii)    if the unit is attached to a building or structure  — the attachment of the unit to the building or structure; and

                         (iii)    if the unit is grid-connected — the grid connection of the system; and

                (c)    a copy of any documentation required, by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the unit was installed, to be provided to the owner of the unit certifying that the electrical installation of the unit complies with laws relating to safety and technical standards.

         (6)   Subregulation (3) does not apply to electrical wiring if:

                (a)    the unit is not grid-connected; and

               (b)    the wiring does not involve alternating current of 50 or more volts; and

                (c)    the wiring does not involve direct current of 120 or more volts; and

               (d)    before any certificates are created for the unit, the person who is entitled to create the certificates for the unit obtains a written statement by the installer of the unit that:

                          (i)    the unit is not grid-connected; and

                         (ii)    an electrical worker holding an unrestricted license for electrical work issued by the State or Territory authority for the place where the unit was installed undertook all wiring of the unit that involves:

                                   (A)     alternating current of 50 or more volts; or

                                   (B)     direct current of 120 or more volts.

[5]           After regulation 20B

insert

20BA      Record keeping for small generation units

                For paragraph 160 (2) (d) of the Act, a registered person must keep any document relevant to ascertaining the matters mentioned in regulation 20AC.


Note

1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.