2017 National Electrical Code § 110.5 | Standards Michigan

2017 National Electrical Code § 110.5

We would like to acknowledge the help of the leadership of the National Electrical Contractors Association for helping the user-interest in the education facilities industry get this across the "finish line". Specifically the late John Minick (NEMA) and NECA's present Director of Standards and Safety Michael Johnston.

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2017 National Electrical Code § 110.5

August 10, 2021
mike@standardsmichigan.com

Christel Hunter explains a significant change in the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC).   Getting two words changed in Section 110.5 of the NEC may not seem to be as disruptive a concept as it really is.   For the emergent #SmartCampus, use of aluminum wiring — especially for lengthy medium voltage feeders — presents the possibility of more economically feasible backup feeders which, in the case of university-affiliated medical research and healthcare delivery enterprises, can be worth millions of dollars per minute when forced outage restoration times are reduced. with the energization of a “backup swing feeder”.

Aluminum wiring — when installed according to specification — reduces the material cost of building premise wiring by 2/3rd’s.

Issue: [11-28]

Category: Electrical

Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Jim Harvey, Richard Robben

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