Multi Unit Site & Group Metering Arrangements Training – Wed 16 Nov – Pizza @6.30-9pm @Middy’s Mulgrave

12 Units from 100A supply?? $4000 Driveway Mistake?? What the Heck?!?

BONUS: Sneak Peek at my New course: Advanced Testing Techniques!

Hey mate,

Multi unit jobs are supposed to be about higher profit, right? Not about losing all your profit and then some, just because you didn’t know the right questions to ask!

Want to lose $4,000 because of a Driveway Mistake, or pay up $7,000 to re-wire an entire installation? Nah, thought not!! The thing is, some guys have had to cough up $1000’s to rectify their mistakes on multi unit sites, and worse, some have had the builder on their back trying to get them to fix his mistake! No way, the buck stops with Them, not us! We don’t want you to get caught out and have to pay through the nose just to finish your job, and I know you don’t want to either!

Don’t Risk your Valuable Time & Money!

Before you quote, or go any further in your multi unit job, Stop!

Upskill & get the Know-how you need to provide Cheaper Quotes & Higher Profits!

Come to my Multi Unit Sites & Group Metering Arrangements Training Course next Wednesday Evening and learn everything you need to know to ask the right questions, quote cheaper, save your time & keep your money in your own pocket!

I’ll also show you exactly how to wire up 3 to 12 units from a 100 Amp supply, and still give each unit 63 Amps Maximum Demand.

Impossible? It can be done! The power companies are pushing supply agreements further down all the time on building projects and they aren’t budging. It’s up to you to learn the new ways to get around this and be able to comply with their requirements. Instead of being able to give only 8 Amps per unit, you’ll know how to give each unit a 63 Amp supply, and at a cheaper cost too!

Fred (not his real name) wired up 12 units off a 100 Amp supply up in St Georges Rd, Brunswick, and Fred 2 (not his real name either) wired up 16 units from a 160 Amp supply in Cheltenham. Both were able to give each unit 63 Amp supply. Be like Fred, and get the information you need to keep moving up to bigger and higher profit jobs.

Take advantage of having direct access to an experienced power industry inspector who has the top Compliance Officers from ESV and the power companies on speed dial, and learn the tricks of the trade that keep you moving ahead.

For 3 hours at $95, it’s a solid investment into yourself and your business – you can’t afford not to be there!

Register by return email or text message or just come along on the day, the more the merrier!

Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer, with a receipt or invoice issued to you via email.

Last Training for this year : Next week!

Pizza @ 6.30pm, supplied by Middy’s

Wed Evening 16th November – 6.30pm to 9pm
@Middy’s Mulgrave Smart Centre
214 Wellington Rd, Mulgrave
As always, on to bigger and better jobs!
Have a Great Day,
Alan Williams
Electrical Inspector
04999 00225
Free Phone Advice on VSIRs, AS3000 and information specific to your job

Contestable Metering and Embedded Networks

Q4 on the CES

Contestable Metering and Embedded Networks – Q4 on the CES

I have been getting a few queries about the little tick box on Question 4 of the CES.
It asks, “Have you installed Contestable metering equipment or metering equipment associated with an embedded network?”
So what does that mean?
Contestable Metering and Embedded Networks both include Meters and metering equipment installed on behalf of a company other than an MEC (major electricity company). MEC’s in Victoria are – United Energy, CitiPower, PowerCor, Jemena and Ausnet Services. These are the big guys, the distributors who regulate the VSIRs.
The existing meter for the tenancy will be labelled, showing if it’s an MEC meter or not. If it’s a new installation, the customer or builder should inform you of who the retailer or distributor will be.
This question has come about due to the federal regulator ruling that a customer shall be able to choose any retailer outside of the MEC group of retailers.
When answering this question, take into account that at the moment Contestable Metering or an Embedded Network mainly occurs on large multi occupancy sites. This will change soon as the federal ruling comes into place.
At this point it is helpful to distinguish between Contestable Metering and Embedded Networks. When a customer chooses a different retailer, and the retailer installs their own meter, this is Contestable Metering. When a customer is supplied from a child meter, this is an Embedded Network.
Embedded Networks are far more common than Contestable Metering. Examples of Embedded Networks are Westfield shopping centres and retirement villages.
These premises have one gateway meter. This is an MEC meter and Westfield (for example) pays the bill on this meter. The slave or child meters are owned and monitored by Westfield using a third party metering company. Westfield charges its customers, who are supplied from these child meters, for the energy use.
When working on these types of premises, you would only tick Q4 if you have worked on the metering or metering arrangements.
When I’m doing audits on these premises, I’m finding that the work on separate tenancies are sometimes all written on the one CES. If you work on 2 or more separate tenancies/factories/units/etc, each one requires its own CES. They can not be all written up on the same CES.
I cover this and the Top 50 audit defects in more detail in my Avoid Audit Defects course, with the next one being held at Middy’s in Mulgrave on Wed 12th October, 6.30pm. Pizza and refreshments will be supplied by Middy’s. I will send out more details as it gets closer.
For you guys closer to the city, we will also run this course at a Middy’s in the North or Western suburbs on Wed 9th November, stay tuned for more details.
As always guys, on to bigger and better jobs!
Have a Great Day,
Alan Williams
Electrical Inspector
04999 00225
Free Phone Advice on VSIRs, AS3000 and information specific to your job