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Standards powering through

16 July, 2019

In a constantly evolving sector, the energy and electrotechnology domain requires the appropriate foresight, technical knowledge and adaptability to be present within the standards development process.


Solar standards

09 July, 2019 by Dannielle Furness

The development of an Australian Battery Performance Standard was announced 12 months ago. Why was the standard necessary and what's the latest news?


Supreme Court rules Queensland solar regulation invalid

30 May, 2019

The solar regulation introduced by the Queensland Government has been declared invalid by the Supreme Court of Queensland, following a legal challenge by Maryborough Solar.


Fluke Calibration 734C DC Reference Standard

22 May, 2019

The Fluke Calibration 734C DC Reference Standard is the third generation of lab quality voltage reference standards.


Industry pushes to scrap Queensland's solar regulation

17 May, 2019

Master Electricians Australia said the new solar regulation add red tape and is different to what industry had been told would be implemented.


Pump importer fined $1.2 million for Townsville death

15 May, 2019

The director of online business the Pump Factory Pty Ltd has been fined $1.2 million after an unsafe submersible pump imported from China resulted in a woman's death.


Solar regulations: promoting safety or rushed and unjustified?

12 April, 2019

New electrical safety regulations set to come into effect on 13 May will require licensed electricians to mount, locate, fix or remove solar panels on solar farms.


Fake Queensland electrician fined $100,000

05 April, 2019

Both consumers and contractors are reminded to check electrical contractor licences, after a man has been fined for posing as a qualified electrician in Queensland.


Special joint taskforce to safeguard subbies

18 March, 2019

The Queensland Government has set up a Special Joint Taskforce to investigate allegations of white-collar crime in the Queensland building industry.


R. STAHL to host an IEC standards development conference

15 March, 2019

This is the first time a manufacturer will host the IEC/TC31 conference, held from 25 March to 5 April 2019 in Waldenburg.


Have your say on battery storage standards

21 February, 2019

The Standards Australia draft AS/NZS 5139 Electrical Installations — Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment is now open for public comment.


New Wiring Rules become mandatory from 1 January 2019

21 December, 2018

The National Electrical and Contractors Association (NECA) is reminding electrical contractors that AS/NZS 3000:2018 becomes mandatory from 1 January 2019.


Upcoming changes to NCC 2019

14 December, 2018

With the new year quickly approaching, the Australian Building Codes Board has outlined how the 2019 National Construction Code differs from the 2016 edition.


Hydrogen standards to guide Australia's future energy

13 December, 2018

Standards Australia has been working on developing hydrogen standards as Australia transitions to a low-carbon future.


Action needed to prevent non-payment of subbies

29 November, 2018

The Australian Subcontractors Association is urging the government to provide better protection for subcontractors following the collapse of engineering firm RCR Tomlinson. 


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