NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®) is a benchmark for electrical safety all over the world. Far from a static document, the NEC is constantly evolving to adapt to the latest safety challenges. Authored by experts from across the industry, it is the product of a rigorous public comment process that ensures even the newest challenges in electrical safety are addressed. So, what can we look forward to in the 2020 edition of the NEC?

As always, you will find updated sections throughout, from traditional codes to the latest changes and technologies--including wind turbines, solar photovoltaic, and energy storage systems. We are also looking at emerging industries and hazardous spaces that should fall under the provisions laid out in the NEC.

Electrical hazards will unfortunately never stop being a safety factor in our lives and on our jobs. By sharing our knowledge and experiences--whether through public input/public comment processes with our NFPA® member communities online, or through our training programs--we can help each other vigilantly stay on top of the challenges we face to help make the world a safer place.

Use the list below to discover more Electrical Essentials from NFPA.