In October 2015, the CER published its
Decision on the Scope of Controlled Electrical Works in relation to lifestyle
choice prepayment meters. This decision was subsequently postponed while issues
raised by industry regarding certification of these works were resolved.
The CER is today, 21 April 2016
providing clarity on its Decision on the Scope of Controlled Electrical Works
in relation to lifestyle choice prepayment meters:
1. The CER’s decision to expand the definition
of Controlled Electrical Works so that the installation and/or removal of
lifestyle choice prepayment meters fall within the scope of Controlled
Electrical Works remains.
2. The only change to the decision
published below relates to certification of the works. The decision paper below
indicates that Certificate No. 1 should be used to certify these works and that
the CER would review the suite of certificates to ensure they were fit for
3. The CER has developed a new
completion certificate, Cert No. 3, that will replace the use of Cert No. 1 and
Cert No. 2 for Controlled Works 2, 3, 4 and 5 (including subsystems) and that
can be used for Minor Works.
4. The installation, modification or
removal of a lifestyle choice prepayment meter falls within the scope of
Controlled Works 2. This means that from 23 May 2016 these works require
certification, using Completion Certificate No. 3.
5. Certificate No. 3 will be available
for Registered Electrical Contractors to purchase from Safe Electric from 9 May
6. Cert No. 1 (<50 kVA) or Cert No.
2 (>50Kva) is still required for Controlled Works No. 1. i.e. those works
requiring a DSO connection.
If you have any questions regarding the
purchase of Certificate No. 3 please contact Safe Electric: 01-4929966 or www.safeelectric.ie.