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Introducing a new class of LEI for renewables

Consultation on proposed assessment requirements to obtain the new class


From 5 April 2024, licensed electrical inspectors (LEIs) who inspect and certify electricity generation systems or battery systems will be required to hold a new specialised class (RE class) on their licence. From this date, LEIs will no longer be able to inspect and certify these systems under the general class (G class).

The introduction of the RE class is intended to ensure that LEIs who inspect and certify renewable electricity systems have the appropriate knowledge, skills and experience to ensure safe outcomes. This is important as Victoria transitions to greater reliance on renewable generation, storage and use and new safety risks may arise with new and evolving renewable technologies.

Final position on requirements to obtain the RE class

LEIs who want to hold the RE class will need to apply to Energy Safe Victoria and must meet the requirements outlined in the following final position paper.

Introducing a new class of LEI for renewable energy
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Energy Safe will provide further communications to LEIs on how to apply for the RE class before the end of 2023. We anticipate commencing the assessment of applications from LEIs in early 2024.


Our final position on requirements to obtain the new class were informed by feedback from stakeholders received via a survey of LEIs in late 2022 and public consultation in June/July 2023.

Consultation paper - Introducing a new class of LEI for renewables
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Thank you to all who participated by providing feedback.

Date: 19/07/2024 7:14

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