NECA WA continues to be actively involved in engaging with the Clean Energy Council (CEC) and the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) on behalf of members.
Earlier this year, NECA developed a submission to the CER on the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES). I am delighted to report that the CRC adopted 6 of our 7 key recommendations.
The outcomes of the CER’s review are positive for electrical contractors working in the solar industry as it will increase oversight, improve standards and should stamp out the minority of operators doing unlicensed work or using non-compliant products.
Some of NECA’s accepted recommendations were:
For too long, unscrupulous operators have been allowed to damage the reputation of the industry with dodgy products and installations.
The changes to the scheme will support contractors who have played a key role in reducing the country’s emissions and slashing energy bills for millions of Australians.