CSA Group updates Canada’s electrical code

Standards development organization CSA Group has released its latest update to Canada’s electrical code.

Canada's electrical code has existed for 90 years. Picture: Pixabay

CSA Group released C22.1:24, the 2024 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CE Code, Part I). The CE Code, Part I has existed for 90 years and is updated every three years.

According to Canada-based standards body, the code has played a vital role in the safety of electrical installations and systems, establishing guidelines and requirements necessary to reduce risks of electric shock, fires, and other electrical hazards.

“Now in its 26th edition, the CE Code provides interested and affected parties, including electrical professionals, workers, regulators and the public, with electrical installation rules that promote safe electrical installation and maintenance; rules that are the foundation of the Canadian electrical system,” said Michael Wilson, Director of Electrical, CSA Group.

More than 300 volunteer CSA Group members worked on updating and developing the latest edition of the CE Code, Part I. Some of the major changes and updates include refining and clarifying requirements for energy storage and renewable energy systems, and clarification of electric vehicle energy management system requirements to help prepare buildings for more electric vehicles.