Ergon energy will conduct important information sessions over coming months to bring electrical contractors up to speed on a broad range of topics including industry and operational changes and new technical standards.

Residential Electrical Contractor Engagement SessionS (known as RECESS) are being conducted in major centres across regional Queensland, from November 17 through to December 3. Sessions will be conducted at Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Toowoomba, Roma, Townsville, Cairns, and Mareeba.

Ergon is working together with the electrical industry to help keep all parties up to date with changes occurring in residential electrical work standards, rules, and regulations.

“These are also valuable opportunities for industry to share information with Ergon,” said Executive General Manager Customer Service, Peter Billing.

The 90 minute sessions will include topics such as changes to Form A lodgement and tracking, technical standards for Inverter Energy Systems (PV solar systems), access to technical support, news from the Electrical Safety Office (ESO), Master Electricians Australia, National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA), and Dial Before You Dig.

Over 4,000 electrical contractors operate within the Ergon Energy Distribution area performing work on over 500,000 residential and business customer premises. With the quickly evolving energy industry it is imperative that electrical contractors can access the latest information to perform their roles appropriately.

“RECESS gives Ergon Energy the ability to maintain a dialogue with electrical contractors to ensure minimum standards are not only met, but that work is done to ‘best practice,’ meeting the requirements of Ergon Energy, the electricians and customers alike,” he said.

Since 2012, RECESS has proven to be an ideal platform to deliver the message to electrical contractors that they have an important role as an intermediary between customers and Ergon Energy, as they can assist customers in maximising electricity savings whilst driving down network peak demand.

Electrical contractors, business partners, and office managers wanting to attend should RSVP online.

“We know these sessions will fill quickly and encourage registration at least one week prior to the event,” Mr Billing said.

Through these forums Ergon is ensuring that local electrical contractors obtain up-to-date industry information so that they are better informed, and are able to better service their local community

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