PV-OMC/120/DV: To approve UL LLC as RECB within the IECRE System for PV-OMC sector (Closes 9-Oct)

starts on 25 September, 2017 ends on 09 October, 2017

Should the US vote to approve UL LLC as RECB within the IECRE System for PV-OMC sector?
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An application was received prior to the end of June 2017 from UL LLC for RECB status.

As per IECRE 04 – “Rules of Procedure for the Certification of Photovoltaic Systems according to the IECRE-PV Schemes”, the PV-OMC needs to approve RECB and REIB acceptance.

Extracted from IECRE 04:
5.6 Initial Acceptance for Starting Operation of the System
The initial list of approved REIBs and RECBs shall be established by a decision of the PV-OMC based on the compliance of the chapter 5.1 and 5.4.

To apply for this initial approval, REIBs and RECBs should complete a self-assessment & submit with completed application to the PV-OMC until the end of June 2017. The application shall be provided to IECRE Secretary.

All REIBs and RECBs must pass the 1st Peer Assessment by the end of 3rd year after their initial acceptance. Thereafter 5.1 through 5.4 will apply.
See the certification body summary assessment report summary distributed separately as

PV-OMC Member Bodies to take note of the voting requirements in IECRE 02, clause 4.1.4:
Each Member Body has one vote.
Comments received on any DV or DFA shall be responded to by the relevant WG, SG or TF.
All other voting requirements are as per IECRE 01.

Since IEC CA 01 and IECRE 01-S have replaced IECRE 01, the following applies:
IEC CA 01 clause 12.2
Voting by correspondence utilizes the following process:
a) documents requiring vote are circulated to the Member Bodies by the Secretariat with the approval of the Chair;
b) b) Member Bodies are provided 45 days (12 weeks for amendments to the Basic Rules and Rules of Procedure, see 12.4) for electronic open comment and dialogue along with Member Body vote
c) c) if substantive comments are received, Member Bodies are provided 30 additional days for review of comments, dialogue and submission of Member Body final vote.

Therefore, per item b) above, Member Bodies are provided 45 days to to vote on the approval of UL LLC.
If approved by the PV-OMC, and as per the rules, the REMC will be subsequently requested to approve the decision.

PV-OMC Member Bodies to consider the approval of UL LLC for RECB status.
PV-OMC Member Bodies are requested to vote on the approval no later than

NOTE: USNC/IECRE ballots to be submitted within two weeks to allow for resolution of any comments prior to the IEC deadline.

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