Adoption of Canadian Electrical Code, 2015 edition
The consultation on the proposed BC-specific amendments to the 2015 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code for adoption into the Electrical Safety Regulation closed on Friday, May 15, 2015, 5:00pm. A final decision was made and the 2015 code is now adopted for use in BC, with some specific amendments.
Review the consultation material
Read the discussion paper for the detailed proposal.
Read the Q&A document for answers to frequently asked questions.
View the presentation and speaking notes from the April 29, 2015 consultation meeting.
|0||Change definition of “electrical contractor” and add definition of “National Building Code of Canada” to retain existing definitions for consistency with provincial laws|
|2||Do not adopt Subrule 2-104(1) (electrical equipment ratings) as standards cannot be achieved as written|
|10||Amend Rule 10-802 (material for system grounding conductors) to enable the continued use of aluminum in dry locations
Add “(see Appendix B)” to title of Rule 10-002
|Appendix||Add note for 10-002(1) (Object [of grounding and bonding]) to Appendix B to retain information from Rule 10-500 deleted from 2015 edition|
|4||Clarifies conductor ampacity issues from 2012 edition|
|26||New fire safety requirements for arc fault circuit protection for residential construction|
|64||New fire safety requirements for photovoltaic systems|
|66||Temporary electrical equipment|
|76||No proposed change to Rule 76-016 for Assured Grounding Program|
Summary results of the consultation
Read the preliminary Electrical Technology Advisory Committee minutes from the review of the CEC 2015 Working Group’s recommendations
Read CSA's Full Impact Assessments (© CSA Group 2015):
Read CSA Impact Assessment 3569: Arc fault circuit interrupters
Read CSA Impact Assessments 3644 & 3694: Polarity ID for photovoltaic DC system conductors & photovoltaic DC arc-fault circuit protection
Read CSA Impact Assessment 3650: Ampacities of feeders and service conductors for dwelling units and single dwellings
Read CSA Impact Assessment 3660: New voltage drop calculations
Read CSA Impact Assessment 3738: Alignment of Conductor Ampacity Selection with Equipment Evaluation Criteria
Read CSA Impact Assessment 3763: Receptacles for dining areas in residential occupancies
Read CSA Impact Assessment 3818: Removal of classes and addition of zones for explosive dust atmospheres
Read CSA Impact Assessment 3827: Recalculated underground ampacity tables
Read CSA Impact Assessment 3840: Revisions to load calculations
Read CSA Impact Assessments 3860 & 3876: Extra-duty covers for receptacles exposed to the weather & Receptacles exposed to the weather and in partially protected locations
Visit the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) website for a copy of Part I of the Canadian Electrical Code, 2015 edition,
Go to Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario's CEC 2015 consultation page (closed as of March 23, 2015)
Register for upcoming BCSA Tech Talks on the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code (coming soon)
Contact Meryl Howell-Fellows, Stakeholder Engagement Programs Coordinator at email@example.com