The electrotechnology and energy sector comprises of the physical generation and energy transmission infrastructure, the components and devices, and the installations and appliances on the electricity network. Also included in the sector is gas transportation, gas distribution, gas appliances and alternative energy sources.
Safety is the main driver of standards development for the sector however, other standards activities focus on clean energy, reliability of supply, and performance. Standards play a vital role in streamlining processes and improving efficiency, assisting with the overall profitability and export competitiveness for Australian companies.
Current key projects include:
- Revision of AS/NZS 3000:2007, Electrical installations (the Wiring Rules)
- Development of AS/NZS 5139, Electrical installations—Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment
- Participation in ISO/TC 67, Materials, equipment and offshore structures for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries