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Fig. 1. An electrically powered passenger vehicle needs a dedicated charging circuit. Article 625 provides the requirements for installing the conductors and equipment for electric vehicle charging, power export, or bidirectional current flow.

NEC Requirements for EV Equipment

Nov. 9, 2023
The electrical conductors and equipment for connecting an electric vehicle to premises wiring must meet specific guidelines.
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EC&M On Air — Understanding 2024 Labor Productivity Trends in the Construction Industry

May 28, 2024
In Episode 46, Ellen Parson and Tyler Paré dissect findings from FMI's 2023 Labor Productivity Study.
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Joint Office Gives Q2 2024 NEVI Update

May 28, 2024
The NEVI program shows no signs of slowing
EC&M Asks — How to Apply the 120% Rule for Interconnecting PV Systems

EC&M Asks — How to Apply the 120% Rule for Interconnecting PV Systems

May 23, 2024
Episode 36 features Ryan Mayfield who answers reader-submitted questions about PV installations and Code compliance.
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Exploring Alternatives to Health Care Microgrids

May 21, 2024
Concerns about sufficiency of clean, reliable backup power animate move to investigate generator alternatives.
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States Submit Data to New Joint Office EV Charging Analytics and Reporting Tool

May 10, 2024
The EV-ChART tool is now beyond the pilot group.

Saving Electricity is Just the Start – Explore the Non-Energy Benefits of Networked Lighting Controls

May 8, 2024
A study commissioned by the DesignLights Consortium demonstrates the non-energy benefits of NLCs.

Announcing EC&M’s 2024 Top 10 Electrical Design Firms

May 5, 2024
Find out more about the firms leading the industry in electrical design this year.
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First NEVI Funded Charging Station Opens in Vermont

April 30, 2024
Yet another state opens their first NEVI funded charging station.