IAEI Training Shorts — Allowable PV System Contribution and Panelboard Bus Ratings

City of Bakersfield Chief Electrical Inspector Pete Jackson explains PV system contributions and how to calculate panelboard ratings [such as from NEC 705.12(B)(2)(3)(b)]. He also puts that math into action with a drawing for a 100 amp panel, 100 amp main to help determine if the PV plan is compliant with the NEC and state/local ordinances. For more common electrical calculations for PV systems, register online at https://www.iaei.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1460117&group=

Pete Jackson
Pete Jackson is presently the chief electrical inspector for the city of Bakersfield, California. Following college, he served a four-year apprenticeship as an inside wireman through the Kern County JATC, attaining the status of journeyman wireman in 1984. Pete was co-owner of an electrical contracting firm for ten years prior to joining the Bakersfield Building Department in 2005. Pete holds five electrical inspector certifications through the IAEI and ICC. He instructed apprentice and journeyman electricians through the Kern County JATC for seven years. Pete holds memberships in IAEI, NFPA, ICC, IBEW and serves as an AHJ representative on over twenty Standards Technical Panels for Underwriters Laboratories. He represents the IAEI as a principle member of NEC Code-Making Panel 8.