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It's Here, the Digital EA Extra 
Fall 2012 

Kevin Lane for EA Extra

Dear EAP Member,  


Let us know what you think about this first electronic version of the EA Extra. Your input will shape what we include in our electronic newsletter in the future.


Our questions to you include:  (1) is this the content you want, or should we include other items?; (2) do you have any comments or suggestions?


I would like to welcome our following new members:  A Heater Man, Inc.; BuzzDuzz, Inc.; Haller Enterprises, Inc.; Hatzel & Buehler Inc.; PMG Electric, LLC.; Philadelphia Suburban Electrical Service; R & P Mechanical, Inc.; Stauffer's One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning; Township Oil Company; United Mechanical Services LLC.; and ZainOdonnell click here for company information


Please forward this newsletter along to your colleagues, including potential new EAP members.   




Kevin Lane,  

EAP President   

Sharpen Your Skills With Education...


The Electrical Association has always offered and promoted education, throughout its history.  This Fall, we offer a wide range of courses and meetings - even more than usual. Some are electrical, some are H&AC, some are both. Most promote safety.  For a detailed list, click here.

Please take the time to look at the listings See if at least one of these opportunities can help you or your colleagues . And if there is some topic that you want to see taught in a course or meeting, let us know. Some of our best ideas come from your suggestions.



Michal Hofkin for EA Extra


Volume 12, Number 37


By: Michal Hofkin, 

Senior Electrical Inspector,
Middle Department Inspection Agency, Inc.  





Welcome back to the Code Corner! In this article the provisions for installing an optional standby generator will be explored. These installations are becoming more common and it is vital to understand the code requirements.


Article 702, Optional Standby Systems, is where one can find the information pertinent to these installations. Article 700, Emergency Systems, does NOT apply as an optional standby source is outside of the Scope of this Article. See Section 700.1. (click here to read full article.



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Illuminate Philadelphia

Focus on the Future

Monday, September 24, 2012

You are invited to attend Illuminate Philadelphia's Focus on the Future,  a lighting educational conference held on Monday, September 24, 2012 at the Philadelphia Loews Hotel sponsored by the IES Philadelphia Section.  This one day conference will feature 12 AIA/IES CEU accredited seminars given by top lighting experts. Learn about LED technology, lighting and health, energy code updates, lighting case studies and more. 


Let us know what you think of our new digital newsletter.  And if you have a topic or an article, please submit it.  All articles may be emailed to:


Dwight Price, Executive Director
The Electrical Association of Philadelphia
Phone: (610) 825-1600, ext. 11 
In This Issue
2012 Fall Education Opportunities
Code Corner with Mike Hofkin
Illuminate Philadelphia
President's Message
EAP Links
Kevin Lane
United Electric Supply

Vice President
Joe Henry
Cusick Electrical Sales

Ken Hull

Kim Schneider
Kim Schneider Electrical

Executive Director
Dwight Price

Deputy Executive Director
Mair Malfara

Administrative Assistant
Lisa Cacia

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