Calculating SF6-insulated Equipment

Calculating SF6-insulated Equipment

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Government Relations Manager, NEMA NEMA Government Relations Manager Jonathan Stewart spoke in January on behalf of the Electric Transmission and Distribution SF6 Coalition at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workshop on SF6 emission reduction strategies in Burlingame,…

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Plugged into Safety

Plugged into Safety

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Danny Abbate, NEMA Industry Director, Commercial Products My friends and family always ask what it is I do at that place called a trade association. As the NEMA industry director for commercial products, I work with power outlets, switches,…

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The Coming Wave of Transmission Innovations: Grid Control & Monitoring

The Coming Wave of Transmission Innovations: Grid Control & Monitoring

This is the third in a series of articles on the coming wave of transmission-related innovations and its implications for the electricity sector. NEMA President & CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff New technologies are giving electrical grid operators more insight into real-time operations, allowing them to optimize system performance. A flexible…

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Power Outlets, Ports, and Enclosures Go Back to School

Power Outlets, Ports, and Enclosures Go Back to School

Case study submitted by Legrand, North America and originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Two of the biggest trends in K–12 education are the adoption of mobile technology and the implementation of outdoor space. Regional School District No. 7 in Winsted, Connecticut, is on the cutting edge in both….

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3D Printing Manufactures More than Hype and Hyperbole

3D Printing Manufactures More than Hype and Hyperbole

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Kevin Connelly, Senior Program Manager, NEMA In 1928, Henry Ford completed construction of one of the greatest monuments to industrial manufacturing. The River Rouge plant was built on the model of receiving raw materials on one end and rolling…

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NEMA Welcomes KOEMA to Talks on Collaboration

NEMA Welcomes KOEMA to Talks on Collaboration

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Byung-Il Park, director of international affairs for the Korean Electrical Manufacturers Association (KOEMA), visited NEMA in February to explore areas of possible collaboration between the two organizations for the benefit of…

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Federal Court Upholds Copyright of Referenced Standards

Federal Court Upholds Copyright of Referenced Standards

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Clark R. Silcox, Legal Counsel, NEMA A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled in favor of standards development organizations (SDOs) who sought an injunction against PublicResource.Org, an entity that copies entire standards developed by SDOs and makes them available…

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The Coming Wave of Transmission Innovations: Transmission Lines

The Coming Wave of Transmission Innovations: Transmission Lines

This is the second in a series of articles on the coming wave of transmission-related innovations and its implications for the electricity sector. NEMA President & CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff Possibly the biggest advancement in transmission technology is the resurgence of direct current for high-voltage transmission. So-called HVDC transmission projects…

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