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Electrifying the World

Electrifying the World

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Tomi Motoi, GE Representative to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Economics and Investment Office The energy system drives today’s economic and social progress. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global energy investment in 2015 accounted for nearly 2.4…

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Data Center Colos Respond to Need for Flexibility and Speed to Market

Data Center Colos Respond to Need for Flexibility and Speed to Market

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Anand Krishna, Vice President for Business Development, PDI Mingbo Zhao, PhD, Vice President of Engineering, PDI Vlad Gulkarov, Director of Engineering, PDI Dave Mulholland, Vice President of Service, PDI As data center power distribution equipment evolves to address the…

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West Coast Acts on National Codes

West Coast Acts on National Codes

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA With the publication of the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC) in September, code adoption activity has begun. The Idaho Electrical Board voted to recommend the adoption of the 2017 NEC. This recommendation…

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Securing the Connected Environment

Securing the Connected Environment

Jim Gilsinn, Senior Investigator, Kenexis Consulting Joshua Marpet, Senior Vice President of Compliance and Managed Services, CyberGRC Scott Lyons, Executive Vice President of Business Development, WarCollar Industries Internet of Things (IoT) technology is included in an unprecedented and increasing number of new devices. From smart meters to light bulbs and…

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Demystifying Blockchain: How It Will Grow Demand for Distributed Energy Resources

Demystifying Blockchain: How It Will Grow Demand for Distributed Energy Resources

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA You may have heard the buzz about using blockchain technology to facilitate energy transactions, especially for distributed energy resources. Unless you are a bitcoin user, however, you may not…

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Enhancing, Coordinating, and Improving Security

Enhancing, Coordinating, and Improving Security

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) Our nation’s energy infrastructure—and specifically our electric grid—deserves more attention in the coming year. The private sector is rapidly innovating and finding ways to update our grid and make us less vulnerable as a nation…

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International Trade: A View from Japan

International Trade: A View from Japan

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Toshihiro Matsumoto, Director and General Manager, General Planning Department, Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association The Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (JEMA) represents major Japanese electrical manufacturing companies that cover a wide spectrum, from nuclear and thermal power systems generators, renewable energy…

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International Trade: Beyond the Controversy and into Radiology

International Trade: Beyond the Controversy and into Radiology

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Andrew Northup, Director, Global Affairs, MITA The term “international trade” often evokes extreme political talking points: it is either very good, as it grows the economy and creates new jobs, or it’s very bad, as it sends jobs overseas…

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From the Manufacturing Economy to the Data Economy

From the Manufacturing Economy to the Data Economy

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Adrian Harris, Secretary General, Orgalime, the European Engineering Industries Association For many years, the word “manufacturing” was absent from the vocabulary of the European economy. We had the green economy and services (as if these could thrive without a…

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Defining and Encouraging Effective IEC Participation

Defining and Encouraging Effective IEC Participation

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Ken Gettman, Director, International Standards, NEMA In the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), votes that determine whether a draft document will be published as an IEC standard or other deliverable are submitted by country members. Each country has its own…

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Middle East Ready for Energy-Efficient Lighting

Middle East Ready for Energy-Efficient Lighting

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Gerald Strickland, Director, Middle East Lighting Association Energy consumption in the Middle East is among the highest in the world and still increasing, leading to greater carbon emissions per capita than the world average. In the region, lighting accounts…

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