National Electrical Installation Standards

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Question:

If a commercial building has an "electrical room" or "sdge room" is there any issue with co-locating low-voltage gear inside that same room under any circumstances? Assuming the room is large enough to accommodate it and the low voltage gear doesn't block anything? This is a question for San Diego, CA specifically.

Jake Hansen

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Answer:

Hey Jake thanks for your question. Assuming "sdge" refers to San Diego Gas and Electric we can't address their specific rules so contact them with your question. The NEC scope includes what is covered and not covered in 90.2 but NEC covered installations and Utility installations are not specifically prohibited from being in the same area. Some issues would likely need to be addressed such as how access is granted and exclusive control of certain equipment.

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