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Mar 10 2015

ECF Central Chapter Luncheon: Intro to NFPA 70E 2015

ecf luncheon nfpa 70e 2015

When:  March 24, 2015

Time:  11:00 AM

Location:  Dubsdread Golf Club – 549 West Par Street Orlando FL

Event Page:



Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

How does this code apply to you and your workplace?

What do you need to do now to become compliant?

  • Introduction To Electrical Safety
  • OSHA General Duty Clause
  • What is an Arc Blast?
  • PPE Examples
  • Safety Related Work Practices
  • Responsibilities of Owners and Contractors
  • Question and Answer session

About Leedy Electric

NFPA 70E Arc Flash Hazard Analysis Consulting and Training For employees working with electrical equipment, electrical arc flash and shock hazards are the most dangerous potential risks in the workplace. These incidents can cause severe injury and even death. However, OSHA cites the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 70E standard as a method of action to help prevent these costly hazards. An Electrical Hazard Analysis in the NFPA 70E 2015 edition from Leedy Electric can help ensure that your workplace meets the requirements and is as safe as possible for your employees. NFPA 70E 2015 – for more information contact John at Leedy Electric (863) 425-2698.

Feb 20 2015

NFPA-70E 2015 Edition Arc Flash Training – April 9, 2015


Arc Flash Training – NFPA-70E 2015 Edition Arc Flash training in the use of personal protection equipment (PPE).

Download and fill out the registration below and email, mail, or fax to IEC by Friday, March 27th 2015

Download registration form here>>> Arc Flash Flyer





Feb 03 2015

Updates and Training on NFPA 70E-2015 – Electrical Safety in the Workplace

Training on NFPA 70E 2015

Date: Friday, March 27, 2015

Time: Registration & Breakfast: 8:00-8:30am

Seminar: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Speaker: John Leedy, P.E., Owner, Leedy Electric East, LLC

Location: Seminole Electric Cooperative, 16313 North Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618

Cost: $150 Members, $350 Non-Members, $100 Students. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Seminar text “NFPA 70E – 2015 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace” ($65 value)

PDH Credits: Professional development hours will be awarded. Be sure to enter your name and PE number on the signup website as it appears on your license. Florida exempt provider #00015.

RSVP: Online at (Select Reservations)

Make checks payable to: IEEE FWCS
Send checks to: Ralph Painter, IEEE FWCS Treasurer
648 Timber Pond Drive
Brandon, FL 33510-2937
Space Limited to the first 30 registrants!!!!

Questions: Tom Blair at (813) 228-1111, ext. 34407 or thblair[AT]

Your local IEEE PES/IAS Chapter is offering this 6 hour training on Electrical Safety in the Workplace by John Leedy, Owner of Leedy Electric East.

This training session will be devoted to the subject of Electrical Safety in the workplace as it relates to the latest edition of the NFPA 70E-2015 and the updates contained therein. Topics such as “how does electrical safety and the NFPA-70E apply to the workplace” and “what is required to be compliant with the standard” will be covered.
A copy of standard, NFPA-70E-2015 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is included in the training costs.

John Leedy graduated from the University if Florida in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Power Delivery. John worked for Dillard Smith Construction as a protective relay technician. He joined General Electric as a Field Engineer, specializing in Power Substations and DC Electronic Drive Systems in Paper Mills as well as Project Manager of Paper Machine Drive System retrofits and substation construction and commissioning. John left GE to join the family business, Leedy Electric Corp. in 1987. He earned his PE license for the State of Florida in 1992 and the State of Georgia in 2013 and received his Masters in Engineering Management from USF in 2002. John has been working with the NFPA 70E regulation since 2002, performing hundreds of Arc Flash Risk assessments throughout the SE United States, training management and employees on the standard. Leedy Electric is located in Mulberry Florida, and has been in business since 1975, specializing in Engineering and Electrical Service for the commercial and industrial industries.

Feb 12 2014

Leedy Electric East partners with EcoGreen Hotel to offer Energy Saving LED Technology

Leedy Electric East, a central Florida electrical contractor specializing in industrial and commercial electrical maintenance, construction, and engineering, has partnered with EcoGreen Hotel to offer solutions for energy savings and sustainability using the latest in LED technology.

Leedy starts with a free facility lighting analysis. In the analysis, they examine the type and numbers of fixtures used, the hours of operation, and the local cost of energy per kilowatt/hour in order to calculate the current energy costs. They also determine how many LED fixtures would be necessary to create an equivalent or superior amount of light.  By comparing the cost of retrofitting the facility with LED lighting and the LED operational costs with the operational costs of the existing lights, they are able to determine the time it would take to recoup the cost of the new installation.

A typical ROI (Return On Investment) is 3-36 months. John Leedy, owner of Leedy Electric East, explained the benefits of their program. “LED lighting saves money in several ways.  LED lights use less energy to run, and because they last a lot longer the customer saves on labor and replacement bulbs. The LED bulbs also come with a 5 to 10 year warranty from the manufacturer.”

Leedy Electric’s program includes assistance with rebate programs and tax credit incentives. Leedy staff can inform their customers of the available opportunities, and assist with the required documentation.

Leedy Electric is a state certified electrical contractor specializing in commercial and industrial construction, maintenance, arc flash consulting, training and compliance.

For more information on the EcoGreen Hotel LED technology, or the design, installation or repair of your electrical system call 863-425-2698 or visit

Oct 23 2013

Sustainability Solutions with Leedy Electric East

Leedy Electric, a commercial and industrial electrical contractor with over 39 years’ experience in electrical installations, and EcoGreenHotel, a specialist in providing ecological lighting solutions to the hospitality industry, have joined forces to provide sustainable lighting retrofits to the commercial and industrial markets.

After several years of developing sustainability solutions for the hospitality industry and commercial sector, EcoGreenHotel (EGH) is excited to bring their successful lighting retrofit program to industrial facilities in collaboration with Leedy Electric. Projects include LED lighting design for major hotels, commercial, and manufacturing facilities.

Leedy Electric will be illuminating these facilities with industry-leading products, including LEDs from Cree, a company that has been on the forefront of LED technology since their inception in 1987. Cree is dedicated to research, development, and innovation to provide products with superior value for sustainable lighting solutions. Greg Hofstetter, the Director of Development for EGH, explained,“The CREE line of LED Solutions allows us to integrate cost effective lighting systems into new build projects, giving our clients a 10 year warranty and slicing their ongoing maintenance and utility expenses”.

Both interior and exterior lighting installations can benefit from LED retrofits. Changing to LEDs can result in significant performance improvement.  Benefits include proven quality, an improved work environment, more consistent lighting, long-term savings and reduced maintenance costs.

A recent retrofit project at a car dealership involved replacing 1000W fixtures with LED luminaries. These fixtures draw a fraction of the energy intensity and display improved aesthetics, while delivering a return on investment in less than 2 years. A recent Lighting Development Analysis on a manufacturing facility in central Florida demonstrated that changing out 103 metal halide lights to LED high bays would save over $86,000 a year on electricity, resulting in a payback in just 1.16 years. The manufacturer also qualifies for a significant rebate from the utility company based on the kilowatt savings per year.

Leedy Electric’s sustainability solutions program begins with a free analysis of the existing lighting arrangement, followed by a detailed report demonstrating the reduction in electric load, maintenance costs, improved lighting and return on investment time frame. Typical ROI is from 3 to 36 months, depending on quantity and current kWh costs. This program also includes assistance with the rebate and incentive programs offered by utility companies to businesses taking advantage of LED lighting technology.

To learn more about lighting and sustainability solutions, call Leedy Electric at (863) 425-2698 or EcoGreenHotel at (888) 229-0213, or visit the company websites at or

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