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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Grid Interconnections – Then [2005] and Now [2008]

The final connection between the photovoltaic (PV) power system and the electrical utility grid is always an area of high interest to both inspectors...

National Energy Codes and Standards

Most electrical inspectors never evaluate completed residential and commercial buildings with respect to energy efficiency provisions adopted and enforced by a state or jurisdiction....

EuP – Energy-Using Products Directive

The European Union leads the world through enacting sweeping and comprehensive environmental regulations. The latest regulatory enactment is the EuP (Energy-using Products) directive 2005/32/EC....

Multimeter Accident Prevention Plan, An Electrical Inspector’s Survival Guide

People are getting hurt using multimeters. That is a fact. Every day, electrical inspectors and investigators potentially expose themselves to some sort of risk...

Watts Being Saved in California?

What Is the Big Deal about Saving Watts? Photo 1. Vacancy Sensor   However, there are other factors that can explain the need for reducing electrical energy...

Adoption of 2008 National Electrical Code Gains Momentum

Public officials in several states have embraced new safety standards, voting to adopt the 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC) with minimal or no amendments, and...

Safety Signs

Whether the hazard is electrical, toxic chemical or a slippery sidewalk, placing physical barriers between the public and the hazard is not enough to...

Follow a Withdrawl Strategy that Won’t Leave You Empty

One of the things that I enjoy about working with contractors and business owners in the electrical industry is that they never really plan...

Installation of electrically connected carbon monoxide alarms

The 2005 edition of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) has been already adopted by the majority of provincial and territorial jurisdictions. This...

How Electrical Contractors Can Develop Better Relationships with Electrical Inspectors

Maintaining positive and effective working relations is essential in business and the electrical trade. We are often asked by electrical contractors, installers, and the...
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