IEEE to publish 2017 preprint of National Electric Safety Code for comment in its 100th year

IEEE announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) will publish and open for commentary a preprint of proposed changes to the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).
By IEEE August 4, 2014

100 years of significant technological advancements and milestones in the electricity industry. Courtesy: IEEEIEEE announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) will publish and open for commentary a preprint of proposed changes to the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC). The 2017 NESC Preprint is currently available for pre-order at a 25 percent discount through 31 August 2014. 

In preparation for the publication of the 2017 Edition of NESC on 1 August 2016, IEEE-SA will open the eight-month commentary period 1 from September 2014 to 1 May 2015 to allow interested parties to review, affirm or suggest additional changes to the code proposals, revising the NESC 2012 edition. Following the open commentary period, NESC Subcommittees will review all recommendations concerning the proposed amendments and prepare the final report. 

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NESC, IEEE-SA has published an infographic, which chronicles significant technological advancements and milestones in the electricity industry that have occurred in the last century: standards.ieee.org/nesc100. 

For NESC to continue to be realistic, practical and useful, it is important for utilities, contractors, manufacturers, regulators, and others to participate in the revision process. As the secretariat for the NESC, the IEEE provides a home for the NESC Committee and supports its activities with a full range of administrative, logistical, publishing and other services. The IEEE also gives users comprehensive support in obtaining, understanding and working with the Code.

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