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Neil F. LaBrake, Jr.

Neil F. LaBrake, Jr. is a principal engineer covering customer facilities in the Central Division of National Grid in upstate New York for over twenty-one years. Neil has twenty-eight years experience as an electrical engineer with National Grid and previous Niagara Mohawk and is presently responsible for the acceptance review/compatibility of commercial and industrial service facilities interconnected to the electric transmission and distribution supply system. Neil holds a BSEE from Clarkson College, a MSEM-Energy Consulting degree from Syracuse University and is a licensed professional engineer in New York State. He has been National Grid’s representative to Edison Electric Institute since 1995 and to the EEI/Electric Light & Power NEC Task Force and was the chair of the group from 2001 to 2008. Neil has served on NEC CMPs 3 and 20, special NEC task groups, and on NESC Subcommittee 4. Presently Neil is the EEI principal representative on both NEC CMP-1 and the NEC Technical Correlating Committee and on the NESC/NEC Ad Hoc Task Group. Neil presently serves on the executive boards of the Empire Chapter IAEI and the Technology Alliance of Central New York and previously served on the boards for the Eastern Section IAEI from 2002 to 2008. Also, Neil is an IEEE/Power Engineering Society member.


Connecting Premises Wiring to Supply Lines

"What really does the code say about connecting premises wiring to supply lines? Where do I begin?” These are common questions when one is planning the electric supply to a new building or structure. You need to know where the utility wiring ends and where the premises wiring begins in order to start your design.