The fee for non-CREA members is an additional $50.
The cost of the course includes lunch and the supplies.
The fee for attending this course will be billed after the class.
Contact Jen Hight at
(303) 455-2700 ext. 700 or email@example.com
Registration Deadline: November 18, 2016
With thousands of proposed changes, the 2017 NESC includes new clearance and loading requirements, new grounding rules, and new requirements for underground facilities. The 2017 NESC will also have updates to the work rules to harmonize with the OSHA Rules issued in 2014. This course will focus only on the changes to the NESC and will assume that participants have a working knowledge of the NESC. The changes will be addressed in terms of possible required changes to design standards and work rules for electric utilities. The class focuses on the major changes to the NESC for distribution applications. Engineers, staking technicians, foremen, and construction contractors will benefit from this one-day course.
Purpose and Scope
New Terms and Definitions
Grounding – Exceptions to the 4 Grounds Per Mile Rule
A. Impenetrable Barrier
C. Fire Extinguishing Requirements
D. Atmospheric Adders
E. Working Space
Overhead Lines – Sections 20 – 23
A. Single-Grounded Neutrals Clarification
B. Pruning around Energized and Non-Energized Lines
C. Clarification on Location of Supply Space and Communication Space
D. Changes to Clearances
Overhead Lines – Sections 24 – 27
Changes to Grade N and Grade C Construction Requirements
Clarification of “At Crossing”
Revisions to 60’ Height Exemption for Extreme Wind and Extreme Ice
New Load Factors
Revised Conductor Tension Requirements and Aeolian Vibration Issues
Strength Factor for Support Hardware
Revisions to Insulator Rules and Strength Ratings
Training for Employees Working in Vicinity of Antennas.
Approach Distance to Energized Lines
Definitions of Reach and Extended Reach
Automatic Reclosing Rules
A minimum of ten people must be registered for the course to be held. A letter will be sent to all participants confirming their registration in the course.
Cancellations received on or before the registration deadline will receive full refunds. Cancellations received after the deadline or no shows may be billed the entire registration fee.
Thanks to donations from the operations & engineering group and the Colorado Electric Educational Institute the cost of this course has been discounted.