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P3003.1 - Recommended Practice for the System Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

IEEE's Industrial Applications Society has determined a need for reorganizing the IEEE's Color Books Series, 13 books that currently cover various topics that fall under the purview of the Industrial and Commercial Power Industry. This comprehensive initiative, driven by the volunteer leadership of I&CPS, acknowledges that the continued and long-term maintenance of IEEE's Color Books has been affected by significant attrition due to declining volunteer resources, the complexity involved in updating each book, and content duplication among the books. The existing content will be integrated into a newly proposed structure by technical topics that will allow for easy updating, more streamlined content, and elimination of duplicative material. [Note: This purpose will not be included in the document]This recommended practice covers the system grounding of industrial and commercial power systems. The basic reasons for grounding or not grounding the electrical system and the various types of system grounding, as well as the practices commonly used to ground electrical systems are discussed.
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