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WIKI-EIG is the name of this project of moving from the Electrical Installation Guide to an open collaborative space for all technicians and engineers concerned by the design of electrical installation.
Electrical Installation Guide has been created by Schneider-Electric engineers 25 years ago and constantly updated. In 2010, Schneider-Electric engineers have decided to share this guide with any other concerned engineers, and have created this Wiki-EIG website : this represents a major change!

What was the target of this 550 pages Guide so far?
“This guide has been written for electrical Engineers who have to design, realize, inspect or maintain electrical installations in compliance with international Standards of the International Electro technical Commission (IEC).
Which technical solution will guarantee that all relevant safety rules are met? This question has been a permanent guideline for the elaboration of this document.

An international Standard such as the IEC 60364 “Electrical Installation in Buildings” specifies extensively the rules to comply with to ensure safety and predicted operational characteristics for all types of electrical installations.
As the Standard must be extensive, and has to be applicable to all types of products and the technical solutions in use worldwide, the text of the IEC rules is complex, and not presented in a ready-to-use order.

The Standard cannot therefore be considered as a working handbook, but only as a reference document.
The aim of the present guide is to provide a clear, practical and step by-step explanation for the complete study of an electrical installation, according to IEC 60364 and other relevant IEC Standards.”
See last printed edition dated 2010 (12/2009)

What is the target today?
Open contribution and cooperation between experts will take the lead. Obviously it will be to enrich these 25 years of experience in the move that every body agrees on which is Energy Efficiency.