Advanced Grid Modeling

Advanced Grid Modeling

This piece was originally published in the November 2017 issue of electroindustry. Ali Ghassemian, PhD, Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Modeling Grid Research Program and Brian Marchionini, PMP, Senior Program Manager, NEMA Dr. Ghassemian’s has extensive knowledge in the areas of big data analytics, modeling, and simulation.   Mr. Marchionini oversees NEMA technical work on energy storage, distribution automation, and microgrids….

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IDEA Commits to International Standards

IDEA Commits to International Standards

This piece was originally published in the October 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mary Shaw, Director of eBusiness Standards, IDEA, and Maya Brown, Intern, IDEA The Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) supports ETIM International (https://www.etim-international.com), the governing body of the European Technical Information Model (ETIM), a classification standard that promotes international e-commerce for electrical products in Europe and enables electronic data exchange between…

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I Am NEMA: Muhammad Ali

I Am NEMA: Muhammad Ali

This piece was originally published in the October 2017 issue of electroindustry. Muhammad Ali, Program Manager, NEMA As program manager in NEMA’s Commercial Products Division, I manage the technical activities in the Conduit Fittings, Cable Ties, Outlet and Switch Box, Polymer Raceway Products, Enclosures, Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices, and Fuse Sections. I enjoy working with NEMA Members on safety and standards…

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Standards Drive the Lighting Industry

Standards Drive the Lighting Industry

This piece was originally published in the October 2017 issue of electroindustry. Karen Willis, Senior Lighting Program Manager, NEMA ANSI C137.3 specifies the minimum requirements for installation of power over Ethernet lighting systems to ensure minimal energy losses. Photo courtesy of Leviton Several years ago, as the lighting industry moved toward smart products with light-emitting diode (LED) technology in the driver’s seat,…

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Model Energy Code Adoptions Contribute to Efficiency

Model Energy Code Adoptions Contribute to Efficiency

This piece was originally published in the October 2017 issue of electroindustry. Bryan P. Holland, South Field Representative, NEMA The adoption of model energy codes presents a significant opportunity to save energy in residential and commercial buildings. On July 25, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a preliminary determination that ASHRAE 90.1-2016 would achieve greater energy efficiency in buildings subject…

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Congressman Johnson Visits Acuity

Congressman Johnson Visits Acuity

This piece was originally published in the October 2017 issue of electroindustry. Tanya T. Hernandez, Director, Government and Industry Relations, Acuity Representative Johnson (center) met with design team members (from left) Benjamin Grindle, product market manager; Jeff Quinlan, vice president of engineering; and Mark Hand, vice president of engineering at Acuity’s extensive testing and lab facilities. Photo by Tanya T. Hernandez Congressman…

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Driving Safety Home

Driving Safety Home

This piece was originally published in the October 2017 issue of electroindustry. Bill Wells, Director of Communications, Applied Information, Inc. Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA) visited NEMA Member Applied Information, Inc., to learn firsthand about a smartphone app that connects cars, people, traffic signals, and first responders and how that technology can reduce roadway deaths and injuries. “The kind of innovation being done…

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FDA Act: A Win for All Stakeholders

FDA Act: A Win for All Stakeholders

This piece was originally published in the October 2017 issue of electroindustry. Megan A. Hayes, Director, Regulatory and Standards Strategy, MITA In August 2017, Congress passed the Food & Drug Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA), which reauthorizes various FDA user fee programs, including the Medical Device User Fee Amendments (MDUFA). This fourth reauthorization of MDUFA builds on the progress from the…

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Streamline the Regulatory Processes

Streamline the Regulatory Processes

This piece was originally published in the October 2017 issue of electroindustry. Alex Boesenberg, Senior Manager, Government Relations, NEMA To say it has been an interesting year in the regulatory world is an understatement. This update focuses on the agencies with whom we frequently engage: the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the California Energy Commission (CEC)….

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Electroindustry Emerges from Two-Year Contraction

Electroindustry Emerges from Two-Year Contraction

This piece was originally published in the October 2017 issue of electroindustry. Fred Ashton, Economic Analyst, NEMA The economic recovery, now eight years old, is the third longest in the post-war period and is likely to become the longest. The lasting effects of the recession continue to reverberate throughout many sectors of the economy. Gross domestic product, the economy’s broadest measure of…

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