Standard for Electrical Commissioning Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems
It is the purpose of these specifications to assure that tested electrical equipment and systems are operational, are within applicable standards and manufacturer's tolerances, and are installed in accordance with design specifications.
Three voltage classes of equipment are detailed within the ANSI/NETA ECS
- Low-Voltage Systems (less than 1,000 volts)
- Medium-Voltage Systems (greater than 1,000 volts and less than 100,000 volts)
- High-Voltage and Extra-High Voltage Systems (greater than 100 kV and less than 1,000 kV)
The ANSI/NETA Standard for Electrical Commissioning Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems was developed for use by those responsible for testing and commissioning newly installed or retrofitted electrical power systems and equipment to guide them in specifying and performing the necessary inspections, tests, measurements, and system performance verification to commission an electrical power system infrastructure. This document aids in ensuring safe, reliable operation of the electrical power equipment and systems. It is essential to commission newly installed and retrofitted electrical power equipment and systems. Additionally, acceptance testing of the equipment provides the baseline test results for maintenance programs and equipment trending, while commissioning verifies the electrical equipment and system meets the owner’s project requirements and basis of design. The 2015 ANSI/NETA Standard for Electrical Commissioning Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems is the first edition and most current revision of this document, and was approved as an American National Standard on December 3, 2014.