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The NESC Next Generation

Join the NESC

The NESC is a ‘consensus standard’ that depends on the involvement of motivated volunteers to provide the industry with accurate and impactful guidance. The NESC code making process is well defined and clearly structured, with guiding principles that help ensure the inclusion of all viewpoints during an open and fair process for reaching agreement and resolution.


Organizationally, the NESC has a central oversight Main Committee made up of a well-balanced representation of member organizations, along with seven standing technical subcommittees which are maintained to provide recommended revisions to NESC rules for the Main Committee.


The technical subcommittees meet to create change proposals, consider change proposals submitted by others, and are empowered to establish Working Groups and Task Forces to conduct in-depth research on specific technical topics and issues.


The NESC’s core principles of inclusion and openness also extend to the public, with any interested party being able to submit their ideas for a new rule or modification of an existing rule. In addition to actively soliciting input from all NESC members, an ‘open comment’ period is built into each revision cycle to help ensure the broadest possible set of perspectives.


Who can join?

  • Power and energy engineers
  • Public, private, and cooperative utilities
  • U.S. state and local-level regulatory and policy authorities
  • Academia and research, including professors and students
  • Telecoms industry
  • Renewables industry

Participation includes the following activities:

  • Active engagement on Working Groups and Task Forces to create, evaluate and consider technical topics
  • Drafting of responses to comments and positions on international standards
  • Ballot review and consideration of comments
  • Voting on change proposals submitted to the technical subcommittee

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