Electrical Code (NEC)
Hundreds of changes in the 2017
edition NEC® bring you up-to-code and ready to address new sources
of electrical power.
the United States and around the world, NFPA 70®: National
Electrical Code® (NEC) sets the foundation for electrical safety in
residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies.
The 2017 edition of
the National Electrical Code
(NEC) presents the latest comprehensive
regulations for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection,
grounding, and installation of equipment.
NFPA 70: NEC
has been published since 1897, and a rigorous process of review
keeps it up-to-date with new technologies. In fact, more than 4,000
public inputs and 1,500 comments went into the 2017 NEC alone.
Hundreds of updates
and five all-new articles pave the way to a safe and
efficient electrical future.
additions reflect the continuing growth in renewable power
NEC addresses the advancement of privately owned wind and solar
power generation and distribution equipment -- including coverage of
higher voltage systems that were once only the utilities' domain.
The new consumer role is a major factor in energy decentralization,
and expanded NEC coverage is vital for designers, engineers,
contractors, and AHJs.
Large-Scale Photovoltaic (PV) Electric Power Production Facility
(New Article 691) covers systems that produce at least 5
megawatts (MW) of power, or enough to power 800+ U.S. homes.
Storage Systems (New Article 706) governs ESS installation,
disconnection, shutdown, and safety labeling.
Stand-Alone Systems (New Article 710) covers power
production sources that are not connected to the grid, including
PV and wind-powered systems.
Current Microgrids (New Article 712) concerns independent
energy distribution networks that allow the utilization of power
from dc sources to direct-current loads. Microgrids are on the
revisions protect the public and workers from deadly hazards.
labeling, such as detailed arc flash hazard warning on
equipment, helps workers and supervisors assess electrical
minimum space clearances for equipment installation clarify the
safeguards needed to protect installers and maintainers.
Resistance and Electrode Industrial Process Heating Equipment
(New Article 425) presents needed regulations for industry.
provisions for AFCI and GFCI protection improve electrical and
fire safety in homes.
to protect lives and property in the ever-changing electrical
landscape. Order the 2017 National Electrical Code. Work with the
latest requirements governing public and private buildings, homes,
and structures; outdoor yards and lots; utility equipment;
installations that connect to the power grid; and consumer-owned
power generation systems and equipment.
The 2017 NEC
is better aligned with the safe work practices in
NFPA 70E®: Standard for Electrical Safety in
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