CALL TO ACTION re: Energy Storage Safety and Qualified Workers

March 4, 2019

We need your help right away to get as many people as possible to sign a petition requiring state certified general electricians to install all battery energy storage.

Our industry has been in a long debate with the Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB) over the proper license needed to install battery energy storage systems. Lack of clear regulations has allowed C-46 solar contractor licensees to install battery energy storage systems when paired with a solar photovoltaic system. This has occurred even though battery energy storage systems are separate electrical systems and the C-46 solar contractors – and especially their workers - do not have the electrical training or expertise required to protect workers, first responders, or the general public.

If you are not all-together familiar with this issue and would like to understand it better, please review this Fact Sheet, and/or see our video: www.safeenergystorage.com)

Our goal is to convince the CSLB to provide regulatory clarity that this work shall only be performed by specialty contractors that hold a valid C-10 electrical contractors license, and only by state certified general electricians.

WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW TO HELP:

1. Sign the Petition at www.SafeEnergyStorage.com, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and sign the petition.

2. Ask Your Friends, Family, and Co-workers to Sign, Too: Ask them to sign our petition at the bottom of the websitewww.safeenergystorage.com, and please also ask them to forward the petition signing request to other California based family members, friends, and colleagues. That viral multiplying power will be very helpful – we need big numbers!

3. Tweet: If you have a twitter account, please visit our websitewww.safeenergystorage.com and click TWEET NOW! It will go directly to the board.

Thank you for keeping our union strong!

In Solidarity,

Nick Segura

IBEW 569 Business Manager / Financial Secretary

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