Overview

The electrical code discipline is responsible for establishing and interpreting the electrical codes, standards and regulations related to installation and product safety under the Safety Codes Act.

We work with the Safety Codes Council to develop and provide relevant information to the electrical industry and building.

Codes and standards – Current

The following codes in the electrical discipline are currently in force:

  • CSA C22.1-18 Canadian Electrical Code (24th Edition) - Declared in force on February 1, 2019
  • Alberta Electrical Utility Code, 5th Edition, 2016 - Declared in force on May 1, 2017

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The following codes and standards are available for purchase:

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Safety Codes Act (Interpretations)

Electrical code regulation (Interpretations)

Permit regulation (Interpretations)

Canadian Electrical Code STANDATA

Variances STANDATA

STANDATA related to electrical

Advisories

Forms and reports

Forms

Electrical incident statistics reports

Past codes

CSA C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code

  • CSA C22.1-18 Canadian Electrical Code (24th Edition) - Declared in force on February 1, 2019
  • CSA C22.1-15 Canadian Electrical Code (23rd Edition): In force from January 1, 2016 to January 31, 2019
  • CSA C22.1-12 Canadian Electrical Code (22nd Edition): In force from October 1, 2013, to December 31, 2015
  • CSA C22.1-09 Canadian Electrical Code (21st Edition): In force from September 1, 2009, to September 30, 2013
  • CSA C22.1-06 Canadian Electrical Code (20th Edition): In force from September 1, 2006, to August 31, 2009
  • CSA C22.1-02 Canadian Electrical Code (19th Edition): In force from September 1, 2002, to August 31, 2006
  • CSA C22.1-1998 Canadian Electrical Code (18th Edition): In force from November 1, 1999, to August 31, 2002

Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities

  • Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities, 5th Edition, 2015: In force from January 1, 2016 to January 31, 2019 (This code has been discontinued)
  • Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities, 4th Edition, 2012: In force from October 1, 2013, to December 31, 2015
  • Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities, 3rd Edition, 2006: In force from September 1, 2006, to September 30, 2013
  • Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities, 2nd Edition, 2002: In force from September 1, 2002, to August 31, 2006
  • Code for Electrical Installations at Oil and Gas Facilities, 1st Edition, 1999: In force from November 1, 1999, to August 31, 2002

Alberta Electrical Utility Code

  • Alberta Electrical Utility Code, 5th Edition, 2016: Declared in force on May 1, 2017
  • Alberta Electrical Utility Code, 4th Edition, 2013: In force from October 1, 2013, to April 30, 2017
  • Alberta Electrical Utility Code, 3rd Edition, 2007: In force from March 1, 2008, to September 30, 2013
  • Alberta Electrical and Communication Utility Code, 2nd Edition, 2002: In force from September 1, 2002, to February 29, 2008
  • Alberta Electrical and Communication Utility Code, 1st Edition, 1999: In force from November 1, 1999, to August 31, 2002

Contact

Connect with the Public Safety Division:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-1010 (within Canada and the United States)
Toll free: 1-866-421-6929 (within Canada)
Email: safety.services@gov.ab.ca