Hundreds of changes in the 2017 edition NEC bring you up-to-code and help you prepare to address new sources of electrical power.
Throughout the U.S. 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 this trusted code presents the latest comprehensive regulations for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding and installation of equipment.
Did you know that more than 4,000 public inputs and 1,500 comments went into the 2017 NEC ? It’s true. Also included are hundreds of updates and five all-new articles that pave the way to a safe and efficient electrical future.
So why do you need the 2017 NFPA 70 Code Book? Because it reflects the continuing growth in renewable power technology including 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 expanded NEC coverage is vital for designers, engineers, contractors and AHJs. The newest additions include:
• Large-Scale Photovoltaic (PV) Electric Supply Stations (New Article 691) that cover systems that produce at least 5 megawatts (MW) of power, or enough to power 800+ U.S. homes.
• Energy Storage Systems (New Article 706) that govern ESS installation, disconnection, shutdown, and safety labeli
• Stand-Alone Systems (New Article 710) that cover power production sources that are not connected to the grid, including PV and wind-powered systems.
• Direct Current Microgrids (New Article 712) that concern independent energy distribution networks that allow the utilization of power from DC sources to direct-current loads. Microgrids are on the rise worldwide.
Learn more about the 2017 NFPA 70 code and be even better prepared to protect lives and property in the ever-changing electrical landscape. Choose from a variety of code formats including softbound, looseleaf, spiralbound, a PDF or e-book. Handbook formats come in a PDF or hardbound. Pre-order your copy today.