IMPORTANT CHANGES TO POOL EQUIPMENT ON T33

On 31 May 2011, the Energy Minister announced a change to the Queensland Government Gazette regarding the connection of pool equipment to off-peak Tariff 33.

On 31 May 2011, the Energy Minister announced a change to the Queensland Government Gazette regarding the connection of pool equipment to off-peak Tariff 33.

From 1 July 2011, pool filtration and associated sanitation systems in domestic installations are able to be connected to Tariff 33 via a socket outlet.

This change removes the need for pool filtration and sanitation systems in domestic installations to be permanently wired when connecting to Tariff 33.

The Queensland Electricity and Connection Manual will be updated to include this change and will outline the requirement for socket outlets to be marked - highlighting the connection to a controlled supply.

The socket outlet provides a simple connection and disconnection method for installation, maintenance and repairs, creating more opportunities for customers to connect their pools to Tariff 33 and benefit from the cheaper rate.

Joint workings with the Queensland Government, ENERGEX, Ergon Energy and the pool industry have helped to support this change and further joint workings continue to address additional opportunities.

Please note: this change relates to pool filtration and associated sanitation systems only. All other appliances connected to Tariff 33 will need to be permanently wired as per existing requirements.

For more information, please see the ministerial announcement or refer to our frequently asked questions.

Taken from the ECA website

http://www.ecaq.asn.au/

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