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Bringing Energy Storage Systems Up to Code

Bringing Energy Storage Systems Up to Code

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry. Jack Lyons, Northeast Field Representative, NEMA For the past three years, I have been discussing energy storage system (ESS) matters with electricians and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) up and down the Northeast corridor because of the growing interest in new battery technologies and their energy storage applications. Beyond the…

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South Begins Adoption of the 2017 NEC

South Begins Adoption of the 2017 NEC

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry.  Bryan Holland, South/Southwest Field Representative, NEMA The 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC) supersedes all previous editions, supplements, and printings dating back to 1897. The states and local jurisdictions that adopt and enforce the current edition of the NEC enhance public safety, as the code is not effective without timely…

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West Coast Acts on National Codes

West Coast Acts on National Codes

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA With the publication of the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC) in September, code adoption activity has begun. The Idaho Electrical Board voted to recommend the adoption of the 2017 NEC. This recommendation and recommendations for the adoption of the 2015 International Code…

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Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production

Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Mike Leibowitz, Program Manager, NEMA The 2016 edition of ANSI/NEMA MW 1000, the premier standards publication for general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures for the manufacture and packaging of magnet wire, was recently released. It aims to help streamline certain aspects of magnet production and testing. One revision…

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Building Safety Takes a Community

Building Safety Takes a Community

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Don Iverson, Midwest Field Representative, NEMA   How do you know when a state values building safety? That’s simple: you see a pattern of consistent adoption and implementation of current building and electrical codes. Value unfolds as early code adopters begin initiating their state or regulatory processes or when…

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2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for Surge Protective Devices

2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for Surge Protective Devices

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Kenneth Brown, Director of Engineering, Leviton’s Commercial & Industrial business unit As evidenced by recent changes to the National Electrical Code® (NEC), implementing surge protection strategies is not simply for economic benefit but for public and personnel safety as well. Beginning in the 2014 edition of the NEC, and…

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Coding Innovation

Coding Innovation

The Critical Role of Codes and Standards in Advancing Technology This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jill Marver, Senior Technical Specialist, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) The nearing effective date (January 1, 2017) of California’s 2016 Title 24 Part 6, Building Energy Code, and recent changes to the state’s Title 20 appliance standards…

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Busy Times Ahead for West Coast Code Adoptions

Busy Times Ahead for West Coast Code Adoptions

This piece was originally published in the September 2016 issue of electroindustry. Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA The 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC) will soon be published, and next year promises to be a busy time for code adoption in the West Coast region. States in this region that will consider adoption of the 2017 NEC include Idaho,…

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Code Adoption Progresses in the South

Code Adoption Progresses in the South

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Bryan P. Holland, Southern Region Field Representative, NEMA Several states in the southern region have completed the code update process, while others have just begun the development cycle. Following is a brief look at the code adoption progress in select states. Completed States North Carolina: The…

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Updating West Coast Code Adoptions

Updating West Coast Code Adoptions

This piece was originally published in the May 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry.  By Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA California adopted the 2016 California Building Standards Code, also known as Title 24. It goes into effect January 1, 2017. It is based on the 2014 National Electrical Code® (NEC); building, fire and residential codes based on the…

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