The Clean Energy Council (CEC) is has been appointed as the administrator of the New Energy Tech Consumer Code (NETCC).
The CEC said the decision by the independent NETCC Council was a strong endorsement of its capacity to administer this important new industry initiative.
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“Today’s announcement by the NETCC Council follows significant ongoing work, resourcing and investment by the Clean Energy Council to prepare the NETCC for launch in February 2023 and we thank NETCC Council members for their confidence,” CEC chief executive Kane Thornton said.
The NETCC Council is comprised of members of the former Behind-the-Meter Working Group and includes representatives from the Australian Energy Council, Smart Energy Council, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Consumer Action Law Centre, Energy Consumers Australia, Energy Networks Australia and Renew.
“The Clean Energy Council is dedicated to delivering the NETCC so our industry can give the Australian public confidence that their rooftop solar system, battery, EV charger or other new energy tech product is being provided by a retailer committed to the best standard of service within the industry,” Thornton said.
The certainty provided by this announcement will help to enhance the reputation of the NETCC by ensuring that the program is administered in a stable and consistent manner. This includes educating consumers to make informed purchases of new energy tech products, supporting businesses to continually improve their sales and marketing practices, and operating a well-established and robust monitoring, compliance and enforcement regime.
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Over the past decade, the Clean Energy Council has shown a strong commitment to upholding standards in the clean energy industry through its management of the Installer Accreditation and Approved Solar Retailer programs. The Clean Energy Council looks forward to continuing this legacy through its administration of the NETCC.