Further Consultation on Revised ESA Director's Order on OESC Rule 8-102 Voltage Drop
On November 5th, the attached Director’s Order was issued for OESC Rule 8-102 and it will become effective on February 3rd, 2014. The amendment changes the existing OESC rule re: voltage drop requirements for lighting and general use branch circuits in residential single dwelling units. The change will apply to new construction of single dwelling units.
From February 7th to March 26th, 2013, and June 3rd to June 24th, the Electrical Safety Authority invited stakeholder feedback on proposed changes to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code Rule 8-102 regarding requirement for voltage drop in single dwelling units. As a result of the two public consultations, the amendment will provide defined maximum length of runs for lighting and general use branch circuits in residential single dwelling units to satisfy voltage drop requirements and not compromise electrical safety. The change applies to new construction of single dwelling units.
ESA’s response on comments received during the public consultation periods, the Revised Director’s Order, detailed background papers and Q & A documents are posted at esasafe.com in Working Groups & Consultations.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Farrah Bourre, Manager, Communications & Stakeholder Relations at Farrah.Bourre@electricalsafety.on.ca or Nancy Hanna, Engineering Manager, Codes and Standards at firstname.lastname@example.org