Extreme Weather and Natural Disaster- Responses by Energy Retailers

Extreme Weather and Natural Disaster- Responses by Energy Retailers

AU Energy Compliance
Extreme weather events as we are seeing in NSW and QLD should be front of mind for energy sellers in the context of the provision of essential services. In this post, we set out what energy retailers must and should do in response to such events. Electrical safety One of the key risks of flooding is electrical safety. On Monday, Master Electricians Australia issued an urgent warning of injuries and potentially deaths from solar panels and other electrical equipment resulting from flooding. The warning noted that solar panels continue to produce electricity even after power has been cut off and panels have been turned off at the switch board. Energy sellers operating in embedded networks, as exempt network providers, should consult with the local DNSP and electrical engineers to implement…
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