CALL TO ACTION re: Energy Storage Safety and Qualified Workers
We need your help right away to get as many people as possible to sign a petition requiring state certified general electricians to install all battery energy storage.
Our industry has been in a long debate with the Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB) over the proper license needed to install battery energy storage systems. Lack of clear regulations has allowed C-46 solar contractor licensees to install battery energy storage systems when paired with a solar photovoltaic system. This has occurred even though battery energy storage systems are separate electrical systems and the C-46 solar contractors – and especially their workers - do not have the electrical training or expertise required to protect workers, first responders, or the general public.
Our goal is to convince the CSLB to provide regulatory clarity that this work shall only be performed by specialty contractors that hold a valid C-10 electrical contractors license, and only by state certified general electricians.
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW TO HELP:
2. Ask Your Friends, Family, and Co-workers to Sign, Too: Ask them to sign our petition at the bottom of the website: www.safeenergystorage.com, and please also ask them to forward the petition signing request to other California based family members, friends, and colleagues. That viral multiplying power will be very helpful – we need big numbers!
Thank you for keeping our union strong!
IBEW 569 Business Manager / Financial Secretary