Original air date July 12, 2023

The Rise of Source Management and the new UL Provisional Standard

Attendees qualify for 1.0 PDH / 0.1 CEU credits.

“The future isn’t what it used to be” (Yogi Berra) in the North American Electrical Infrastructure. Change is everywhere  including in new provisional standards, such as UL 3008 Automatic Interconnection Switches for Emergency Systems. This session is focused on the changing upstream energy sources, the impact on the building’s electrical architecture and an introduction to UL 3008.

What has changed? Before, there were two general sources: utility as the primary power source and backup generators as the emergency power source. When power went out, equipment such Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS) switched to backup generators for resiliency purposes, so power stayed on.

Now, multiple sources of energy (e.g., solar, batteries, wind, fuel cells) provide power. No longer are we just switching for resiliency alone; we must consider the cost to create a system for backup power using multiple energy sources, how the system plays into a company’s sustainability goals and other factors  all of which introduce new requirements surrounding a building’s source management.

This course is eligible for 1.0 PDH / 0.1 CEU credit. Join us and you’ll discover the trends shaping our industry, walk through three technical use cases illustrating how to achieve business goals while maintaining safe and resilient architectures and gain insight to the new provisional standard UL 3008 Automatic Interconnection Switches for Emergency Systems.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the major changes that electrical systems are undergoing
  • Learn market drivers for massive Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) adoption and why isolation is required for BESS resilience
  • Recognize the difference between isolation vs. transfer
  • Hear why a need for new UL listing for Isolation Switches is needed
  • Explore traditional use cases for an Isolation Switch

Presented By:
Russell Senesac, Expert Product Owner, ASCO Power Technologies
Bryan Tatum, Principal Engineer, UL Solutions

Moderated By:
Gary Cohen, Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology


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