National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) Workshop: Changes for the Future

San Antonio, TX
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This Workshop will continue to build on the foundation laid at the 2015 NESC Summit, and will focus on future requirements for the NESC as it embarks on its second century of electrical safety. In addition to major changes to the NESC 2017 Edition, topics such as Distributed Energy Resources (DER), wind and solar generation, microgrids, wind loads, and resiliency will be discussed with both speaker and round table discussion formats. Check out the Preliminary Program.

With your participation, you can help drive the future direction of the NESC.

2016 NESC Workshop Presentations

Opening & Welcome 
Nelson G. Bingel III, NESC Chairman

Session: Renewable and Emerging Generation Technology Overview 
Presentation Greg Ball, SolarCity 
Lee Kraemer, First Solar

Session 1: Introduction to the National Electrical Safety Code 
Session 2: Definitions of Special Terms 
Session 3: References and Appendix E, Bibliography 
Presentations Charles Bleakley, Chair, Subcommittee 1 

Section 9, Grounding Methods 
Presentation Lauren E. Gaunt, P.E., NESC Subcommittee 2, Member 

Major Changes in the 2017 NESC for Part 1 - Electric Supply Stations 
Presentation David J. Marne, P.E., Marne and Associates, Inc. 

NESC 2017 Changes Subcommittee 4 Clearances 
Presentation Eric Engdahl, Chairman SC4 
Mickey Gunter, Secretary SC4

NESC Subcommittee 5, Changes to the 2017 NESC 
Presentation Joseph Rempe 

Part 3: Safety Rules for the Installation and Maintenance of Underground Electric Supply and Communication Lines 
Presentation Charles Bleakley, Chair, Subcommittee 7 

NESC Workshop 2017 Revisions to Part 4 (Work Rules) 
Presentation Sam Stonerock 

Session: TVA's Grid Resilie

Session: TVA's Grid Resiliency Direction 
Presentation Clayton Clem, Tennessee Valley Authority, VP Transmission Engineering 

Session: The NEC and NESC, Partners for a Safer Tomorrow 
Presentation Michael J. Johnston, NECA, Chairman NESC Correlating Committee 
Nelson G. Bingel III, NESC, Chairman 

Session: Microgrids: Back to the Future? 
Presentation Michael J. Hyland, PE, Senior VP - Engineering Services, American Public Power Association

Session: Micogrid Development in Connecticut 
Presentation Lauren E. Gaunt, P.E., Principal Engineer Eversource Energy 

Session: Sustaining the NESC Through Strategic Change 
Presentation R. John Miner, P.E., President, Collaborative Learning, Inc. 

Session: Impact of Electronically Coupled Generation of the Electric Grid 
Presentation John Kotula, Engineer III, System Protection Engineering, Dominion Virginia Power 

Session: Solar Farms: design & construction, Impacts to utility distribution systems 
Presentation John W. Gajda, P.E., Duke Energy, Manager, DER Operations Support