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IEEE Hosting National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) Change Proposal Development Workshop

Workshop emphasis on inclusiveness and open dialogue fosters deliberation on essential change proposals ahead of the 16 July 2018 deadline for submissions.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ, 03 April 2018 - IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), today announced it will be conducting a National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) Change Proposal Workshop to be held 10-11 April 2018 at The Desoto hotel in Savannah, Georgia. The NESC is the authoritative code for ensuring the continued practical safeguarding of persons and utility facilities during the installation, operation and maintenance of electric supply and communication facilities. The IEEE-SA NESC Change Proposal Workshop will explore some of the latest innovations and impacts in technical areas such as Distributed Generation, 5G, IoT, Resiliency, Energy Storage, and more.

Commissioner Tim Echols of the Georgia Public Service Commission and Danny W. Lindsey, senior vice president, Power Delivery, Georgia Power, will present keynote addresses at the event, which marks a milestone in a five-year review and revision process that will lead to the next publication of the NESC in 2022. Stakeholders interested in leveraging this unique and invaluable networking opportunity by participating in roundtable discussions and lending their voice to the process can review the NESC Change Proposal Workshop preliminary agenda and register by visiting the workshop's registration page.

“As the NESC leadership works more proactively with its industry partners and within the regulatory community to anticipate future needs, we must also modernize procedures that engage stakeholders in new ways,” said Nelson Bingel, chair, NESC. “By encouraging a broader level of participation to improve the code through innovations such as the NESC mobile app and online learning courses, and through events like the IEEE-SA Change Proposal Workshop, the NESC can better address emerging technologies in a rapidly changing landscape and maintain focus on balancing the paramount principle of safety.”

The IEEE Standards University has recently included additional NESC educational content in support of the further development of the NESC, bringing a total of seven online courses now available that address the NESC. The two new eLearnings recently added to the IEEE Xplore digital library are:

The 2022 NESC Revision Submission period opened 2 April 2018. Please consider submitting edits, changes, and additions for the NESC during this period in order to be considered for inclusion in the 2022 Edition which will be released in August 2021.

A new white paper on the topic of grid resiliency will be presented at the NESC Workshop that will examine the major themes and research surrounding infrastructure resilience in one of the 16 sectors – energy – and specifically focus on the transmission and distribution functions within the domestic power system. To be notified when the white paper is available, please subscribe to NESC news and updates at the bottom of the NESC home page.

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