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SLI 2010 No. 239 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001 relating to compliance and safety standards for small generation units, and assistance for emissions intensive, trade exposed activities under the Renewable Energy Target scheme.
Administered by: Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
General Comments: Transitional (1) The amendments made by items [2] to [4] of Schedule 1 apply to a small generation unit that is a solar (photovoltaic)system installed after 31 October 2010. (2) The amendments made by items [2] to [4] of Schedule 1 apply to a small generation unit, other than a solar (photovoltaic) system, installed after 19 December 2010.
Made 29 Sep 2010
Registered 30 Sep 2010
Tabled HR 18 Oct 2010
Tabled Senate 25 Oct 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Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013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. 5)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2010 No. 239

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 29 September 2010

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

GREG COMBET

Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 5).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.

3              Amendment of Renewable Energy (Electricity) Regulations 2001

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

4              Transitional

         (1)   The amendments made by items [2] to [4] of Schedule 1 apply to a small generation unit that is a solar (photovoltaic) system installed after 31 October 2010.

         (2)   The amendments made by items [2] to [4] of Schedule 1 apply to a small generation unit, other than a solar (photovoltaic) system, installed after 19 December 2010.

 


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

 

[1]           Subregulation 3 (1), after definition of Act

AS, AS/NZS or Australian Standard followed by a number (for example, AS/NZS 3000:2007) means a standard of that number issued by Standards Australia Limited and, if a date is included, of that date.

[2]           After subparagraph 20AC (5) (a) (ii)

insert

                         (iii)    that the installer has public liability insurance of at least $5 million; and

                        (iv)    that the installer:

                                   (A)     is bound by the Clean Energy Council’s Code of Conduct; and

                                   (B)     has complied with that code of conduct for the installation of the unit; and

[3]           Paragraph 20AC (5) (c)

omit

standards.

insert

standards; and

[4]           After paragraph 20AC (5) (c)

insert

               (d)    a written statement by the installer of the unit that the installation complies with the following as in force from time to time:

                          (i)    AS/NZS 3000:2007, Wiring Rules;

                         (ii)    AS/NZS 1768:2007, Lightning protection;

                         (iii)    if the unit is an on-grid system  — AS 4777—2005, Grid connection of energy systems via inverters; and

                (e)    for a unit that is a solar (photovoltaic) system:

                          (i)    a written statement by the installer of the unit that the installation complies with the following as in force from time to time:

                                   (A)     AS/NZS 5033:2005, Installation of photovoltaic (PV) arrays;

                                   (B)     AS/NZS 1170.2:2002, Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions; and

                                   (C)     if the unit is an off-grid system — AS/NZS 4509.1:2009, Stand-alone power systems, Part 1: Safety and installation and AS 4086.2—1997, Secondary batteries for use with stand-alone power systems, Part 2: Installation and maintenance; and        

                         (ii)    a written statement by the installer of the unit that the installer has at the time of the installation used a model of a photovoltaic module listed in AS/NZS 5033 Compliant PV Modules as in force from time to time and available at http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au; and

                         (iii)    if the system uses an inverter — a written statement by the installer of the unit that the installer has at the time of the installation used a model of grid-connect inverter listed in Tested and Approved Grid Connected Inverters as in force from time to time and available at http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au; and

                (f)    for a unit that is a wind system — a written statement by the installer of the unit that the installation complies with the following as in force from time to time:

                          (i)    AS/NZS 1170.2:2002, Structural design actions, Part 2: Wind actions;

                         (ii)    if the unit is an off-grid system — AS/NZS 4509.1:2009, Stand-alone power systems, Part 1: Safety and installation and AS 4086.2—1997, Secondary batteries for use with stand-alone power systems, Part 2: Installation and maintenance.

Note   For subparagraph (a) (iv), the Clean Energy Council’s Code of Conduct is available at http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au.

[5]           Subregulation 22W (1)

omit

31 October 2010.

insert

1 December 2010.

[6]           Subregulation 22W (2)

omit

1 January 2011.

insert

14 January 2011.

[7]           Subregulation 22X (1)

omit

1 January

insert

31 March           

[8]           After Part 3A, Division 8

insert

Division 8A           Information for partial exemption certificates

22ZSA    Requirement to give information

                For paragraph 46D (1) (a) of the Act, the information is information about all of the following:

                (a)    the emissions of greenhouse gases for the activity;

               (b)    the electricity used by the activity;

                (c)    the revenue generated by the activity.

[9]           Schedule 6, subitem 625 (2)

after

tonne of

insert

100% equivalent zinc contained within


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