Building and Energy and the Clean Energy Regulator recently circulated a joint communique regarding the requirement to submit a Notice of Completion (NOC) to obtain Small-scale technology certificates. This requirement becomes effective on 24 December 2020.
Notice of Completion required for obtaining the Small-scale technology certificates
Under the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991, electrical contractors installing renewable energy systems must submit a Notice of Completion (NOC) to the relevant network operator for notifiable work within three days from the time the work was completed. This ensures the systems have been installed and certified in accordance with the relevant standards and legislation.
As of 24 December 2020, the Clean Energy Regulator will require the NOC, as well as the Electrical Safety Certificate be collected with the Small-scale Technology Certificate assignment form, before Small-scale technology certificates (STCs) may be created.
Failure to submit the NOC to the Clean Energy Regulator upon request may result in a delay or inability to issue STCs. You may wish to upload all three documents along with your claim in order to expedite processing. The Clean Energy Regulator website contains further information about STC requirements.
Failure to submit the NOC may also result in enforcement action, including prosecution.