AIBO Electrical Track

Attendees will receive a University of Minnesota Continuing Education Unit (CEU) certificate for their attendance at the Institute. One University of Minnesota CEU is defined as ten hours of participation.  Scroll down to see session information.

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry—each full day of electrical training is approved for eight hours of National Electrical Code toward the renewal of personal electrician licenses.

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services—Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services—each full day of electrical training is approved for seven hours of credit toward the renewal of Commercial Electrical Inspector Certification, Industrial Journeyman Electrician License, Journeyman Electrician License, Master Electrician License, Registered Electrician Registration, Residential Journeyman Electrician License, Residential Master Electrician License, and UDC-Electrical Inspector Certification..

Participants must attend the entire day of the session to receive the approved credit.

January 3

8 a.m.–4 p.m.

IAEI's Soares Grounding and Bonding

Keith Lofland, International Association of Electrical Inspectors

Soares' IAEI Soares Grounding and Bonding cuts through the confusion of industry jargon and common misconceptions, guiding attendees through the language and intent of the National Electrical Code. Mr. Lofland will use examples and detailed illustrations to go through the NEC grounding requirements as you follow easy-to-read and easy-to-understand text in your copy of the 2017 Soares Book on Grounding, which is included with registration.

January 4

8:00−9:45 a.m.

Code Considerations for Energy Storage Systems

Jeffrey Fecteau, Underwriters Laboratories

With the growth of alternative energy, the quest for viable and efficient energy storage systems is evolving at an accelerated pace. This course will help attendees more clearly recognize the installation and code requirements of these new storage technologies and provide a crisper understanding of NEC Article 706, “Energy Storage Systems.”

10−11:45 a.m.

POE: Combining Electric Power with Data

Tim McClintock, National Fire Protection

This program will explore Power over Ethernet (PoE), a technique which allows a single cable to provide both data connection and power to wireless access points, IP cameras, VoIP phones, etc. The IEEE Standards body is currently looking at ways of increasing the amount of power transmitted and will soon recognize Type 3 with power up to 55 watts and Type 4 with power limitations of up to 100 watts. This expansion of the technology for these systems involves numerous National Electrical Code concerns for the contractor, installer, and electrical inspector.

12:30−2:15 p.m.

Marina Ground Fault Leakage Current and the NEC

Ed Lethert, Ed Lethert Associates, Inc.

Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) requires proactive mitigation of the conditions that cause ESD. Because ESD is a fresh-water phenomenon, our lakes and rivers are predisposed to these conditions. This presentation will cover the science of ESD and examine the new requirements for marinas in the 2017 National Electrical Code.

2:30−4 p.m.

Insights on Variable Frequency Drive Technology

Todd Olmschenk, Electric Pump, Inc.

Variable Frequency Drives can be mysterious and present a challenge to properly install and inspect. This program illustrates how to accurately read and interpret a motor nameplate to select a suitable VFD and examines NEC considerations for installers, contractors, and inspectors.