The government enforced Revised Electricity Business Act on Mar. 20, 2023; Small-scale renewable energy also subject to laws and regulations
On Nov. 25th, the government made a cabinet decison to enforce the Revised Electricity Business Act, which newly stipulated “Electric Facilities for Small-scale Business”, etc., on Mar. 20th, 2023.
The government classified small-scale solar power and wind power generation facilities as the “Electric Facilities for Small-scale Business” and they are subject to obligation to maintain conformance to the technological standards, notification of basic information and self-confirmation before use. Also, a new system will start, which allows a private “registered conformance check body” with technological knowledge to confirm conformance instead of technological standard conformance check of wind power generation facilities by the government.
On the same day, the government made a cabinet decision to partly revise the order for enforcement of the Electricians Act and officially decided to introduce “CBT (Computer Based Testing)” in the exam after April 2023, which allows examinees to answer in the PC screen. It aimes to improve the convenience of applicants and secure electric safety personnel through the development of environment to take exam at their preffered timing.