Are You Ready for the 2017 NEC Updates?

Have no fear, ESL is here! ESL’s TripleSwitch is 2017 NEC 700.3 (F) compliant when used in conjunction with an ATS. According to 2017 NEC provision 700.3(F), legally required systems must be able to connect a temporary source of power for emergency systems which rely on a single alternate source of power which will be disabled for maintenance…

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Do You have an Effective Emergency Backup System?

September is National Preparedness Month.  Is your business ready in the event of an emergency? We can mitigate risk, both to our lives and our property, by being proactive and planning ahead for a disaster. As a business owner, being prepared means having an effective emergency backup system.  An important step in implementing this system is…

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Importance of Emergency Power

The reliability of power over the past 15 years has been strained by increased demand by growing populations, aging infrastructure and more frequent occurrences of extreme weather. As seen in bar graph [a] on the right, the number of weather-related power outages has doubled every five years since 2000. Although the timing of when these…

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Hurricane Dolores Growing Stronger: Are You Prepared?

Hurricane season is in full swing as Dolores gains strength and moves south of the Mexican Pacific coast. The storm is expected to be classified as a major hurricane (Category 3 or above) using the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, within the next few days, as Dolores continues to grow.  At this time, the storm is moving…

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