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Welcome to the Rural Electricity Resource Council site!  RERC is a national association of electric companies, cooperatives, public power districts and allied groups.  Helping our members serve their rural customers is our primary goal.

We also have materials available for consumers and classroom teachers on energy efficiency, standby generators, electrical wiring, safety and other topics. Select “Our Products” above, then follow “Nonmember Shopping” to view each of these items. You can learn about each one, then purchase items on-line if you wish, using Visa or Master Card.

As a national center for knowledge on rural electricity topics, we want to assist you. General topics are discussed under the “Energy Use, Electrical Wiring and Safety” tab above. More specific information for rural power suppliers is provided through our member newsletter Electric Solutions and at our national conference each year. Visit the “About Us” tab for an explanation of what we do, and our 60-year history of helping electric power suppliers serve their rural consumers.

 
Updated 17th Edition of Agricultural Wiring Handbook
To understand correct wiring methods and avoid violations of the National Electrical Code, you’ll need this latest edition of the Agricultural Wiring Handbook. With 113 pages and over 80 illustrations, it’s an essential guide to farm wiring, motor circuits and utility distribution arrangements.

The book contains 34 chapters, divided into the following seven sections:
I. FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS AND REQUIREMENTS
II. WIRING CONSIDERATIONS FOR FARM BUILDINGS
III. METERING, DISTRIBUTION AND SERVICES
IV. CONSIDERATIONS FOR MOTOR CIRCUITS
V. GROUNDING
VI. SELECTED NEC ARTICLE REPRINTS
VII. REFERENCE TABLES

 

Of interest to electric power suppliers are chapters on metering, sizing of service conductors, and other on-farm distribution topics. Wire selection tables in the Appendix make it easy to accurately size conductors according to the amp load and circuit length.

This updated 17th edition is only available from RERC. To order on-line or learn more about the Handbook, click Our Products at the top of this page.

 
Reference on Wiring for Irrigation Systems
The updated third edition of Practical Irrigation Wiring is the most complete reference on electrical wiring and grounding for irrigation systems.

The book contains eight chapters on topics including:
Electric service configurations;
Sizing conductors properly;
Motor load calculations;
Code-approved wiring methods and materials;
Correct grounding techniques.

 
With 143 pages of illustrations and interpretations of the National Electrical Code, its the latest on the topic. Examples are used to clarify key concepts, along with practice questions at the end of each chapter. One example explains and illustrates how incorrect grounding can cause an electrocution.

Authored by expert and retired instructor Larry T. Smith, weve not seen any other reference that compares. Of particular interest to utilities are chapters dealing with electric service configurations. Dozens of illustrations clarify Code-mandated methods and wiring details.

This book is only available through RERC. To order or learn more, click the Our Products menu tab at the top of this page.
 
 
     
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Wilmington, Ohio