NESC 2022 Development Calendar

Ω A workspace for developing comments on proposed revisions to the National Electrical Safety Code Preprint is linked below: 2022 Edition of the National Electrical Safety Code / Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee Comments are due March 1, 2020 and processed according to the schedule linked below:  

Energy Conservation Standards for Small Electric Motors / Comments Due June 29th

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including small electric motors. EPCA also requires the Secretary of Energy to periodically determine whether more-stringent, amended standards would be technologically feasible and cost effective, and would result in significant conservation… Read more

Campus Power Outage Database Updated to Jun 5th

From discussions undertaken during twice-yearly Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee meetings during both 2015 IAS Annual meetings and I&CPS Conferences several decisions were made and re-affirmed during face-to-face meetings at conferences since: Only forced outages recorded. Updates on the status of the database will be discussed during the standing bi-weekly teleconferences. Access to the database… Read more

Model Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns During System Design / Comments Due June 5th

  IEEE P7000 The standard establishes a process model by which engineers and technologists can address ethical consideration throughout the various stages of system initiation, analysis and design. Expected process requirements include management and engineering view of new IT product development, computer ethics and IT system design, value-sensitive design, and, stakeholder involvement in ethical IT… Read more

Guide for Switchgear – Unit Substation – Requirements / Comments Due May 25th

  IEEE PC37.121 This guide covers three-phase unit substations for step-down operation in the range of 112.5 kVA or greater at primary voltages of 601 V through 52 kV. This guide does not cover the following installations: a) Substations in which the transformer section is described and defined as “network,” “subway,” “vault,” or “underground” in… Read more

Evolving Statement on COVID-19 Preparedness & Response

Ω Thought leaders in the education facility electrotechnologies (power and information and communication technology) have been convening online to prepare recommendations to US school districts, colleges and universities over the past several days.  All of us are fairly busy with other work but want to contribute relevant information for education facility industry leaders.  We have… Read more

NFPA Electrical Data Summit / Final Report

NFPA hosted an “Electrical Data Summit” at its Quincy, Massachusetts offices in November 2019.  Linked below is the location of the report on the NFPA document management system:  “Electrical Data Summit: Impact of Data in the Electrical World” Casey Grant, PE,  – Sreenivasan Ranganathan, Ph.D. – Victoria Hutchison Fire Protection Research Foundation | April 2020… Read more