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IEEE 739

1995 Edition, 1995

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Recommended Practice for Energy Management in Industrial and Commercial Facilities

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This IEEE recommended practice was conceived in the early 1970s shortly after the oil embargo. The purpose was to publish an engineering guide for use in electrical design for energy conservation. The purpose of this recommended practice continues to be one of providing a standard design practice to assist engineers in evaluating electrical options from an energy standpoint. Hence, it is a recommended practice for energy management in design and operation of an electrical system.

This recommended practice is not intended to be one to set minimum values for regulatory (law making) purposes. The intent is rather to establish engineering techniques and procedures to allow efficiency optimization in the design and operation of an electrical system considering all aspects (safety, costs, environment, those occupying the facility, management needs, etc.). Other national standards are mentioned where applicable for reference by the reader. State and local governments usually adopt some or all of these national standards, which makes them law, and on occasion, the governing body prepares its own standard(s).