Campus Power Outage Database Updated to September 20th

From discussions undertaken during twice-yearly Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee meetings during both IAS Annual meetings and I&CPS Conferences several decisions were made and re-affirmed: Updates on the status at the database will be discussed during the standing bi-weekly teleconferences. Access to the database will no longer be public but will be granted upon request… Read more

Guide for Physical Security of Electric Power Substations / Comments due Oct 11th

  IEEE P1402 This guide establishes minimum requirements and practices for the physical security of electric power substations. It is designed to address a number of threats, including unauthorized access to substation facilities, theft of material, and vandalism. It describes the requirements for positive access control, monitoring of facilities, and delay/deter features which shall be employed to… Read more

Considerations for Improving the Reliability of Emergency and Standby Power Systems / Comments Due Sept 6th

Ω IEEE P3005.4 Recommended Practice for Design and Operational Considerations for Improving the Reliability of Emergency and Stand-By Power Systems This recommended practice describes how to improve the reliabiity of emergency and stand-by power systems. Some of the factors examined include the specific application of the emergency or standby equipment, environmental concerns, specification and acceptance testing of the equipment, and the operations and maintenance of the equipment.   IEEE… Read more

Guide for Solar Power Plant Grounding for Personnel Protection / Join Ballot by August 29th

IEEE P2778 This guide is primarily concerned with the grounding system design for photovoltaic solar power plants that are utility owned and/or utility scale (5 MW or greater). The focus of the guide is on differences in practices from substation grounding as provided in IEEE Std 80. This guide is not intended for the substations… Read more

Electrical Circuit Data Collection: Phase 2

The E&H committee wrote the papers and became the catalyst for the second of two NFPA Fire Protection Research Foundation projects to increase electrical safety and energy efficiency.   The prospectus for  Phase 2, now funded by ASHE, is linked below Electrical Load Study / Phase 2