NFPA Journal details proposed 2017 NEC changes

Blog Post created by jesseroman Employee on May 18, 2016

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A new NFPA Journal article, “Decentralization Revolution,” explores several proposed changes to the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC®). Several of the proposed changes will address key emerging issues and technologies related to electrical generation and distribution.


“The changing landscape has caused electrical experts to reimagine the future of the electrical grid, and has been one of the main drivers for three of the most important proposed additions to the 2017,” the NFPA Journal article reads. “More and larger consumer-owned power generation has caused the NEC’s code-making panels to consider systems and circumstances they never had previously.”


These include large-scale photovoltaic, direct-current microgrids, energy storage systems, and more.


Read much more about these emerging technologies as well as the proposed NEC changes designed to address them and ensure safety in the May/June NFPA Journal.

In addition, Listen to the NFPA Journal Podcast to hear NFPA electrical engineers Mark Earley and Jeffrey Sargent talk about the proposed changes to the 2017 NEC.


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