I Am the Electroindustry

I Am the Electroindustry

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Tricia Breeger, General Manager, Electrical Distribution Division, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. The U.S. power grid is in the midst of a technology upgrade, with a focus on power generation and distribution. As one of America’s most valuable resources, its health and resiliency is in the spotlight. Several entities…

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Advancing the Use of 3D Printing in Medicine

Advancing the Use of 3D Printing in Medicine

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Lauralyn McDaniel, Medical Industry Manager, SME In the last few years, headlines have suggested that the use of additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, in medicine is a new way to save and improve lives. The truth is, it’s not so new. Twenty years ago, anatomical models…

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Energy Efficiency Equals Jobs for Our Future

Energy Efficiency Equals Jobs for Our Future

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Without question, the American economy and our workforce are evolving. Technology is changing at lightning speed, and competition is becoming increasingly global. To keep up with these changes, American workers are constantly seeking new education, certifications, and opportunities to advance. For many, this evolution sometimes…

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Microgrids Figure in Infrastructure Proposal

Microgrids Figure in Infrastructure Proposal

Excerpted from Microgrid Knowledge, January 26, 2017, with permission for the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Elisa Wood, Chief Editor, MicrogridKnowledge.com Hundreds of avoidable power failures occur each year, costing the U.S. economy between $25 and $70 billion annually, according to the blueprint proposed by U.S. Senate Democrats. Microgrids keep the power flowing to their customers during power outages by islanding away…

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Corporate Sustainability for People, Profit, Planet

Corporate Sustainability for People, Profit, Planet

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Anna Pavlova, Vice President, Government Relations, Schneider Electric Schneider Electric believes that energy is the base of life. Life is fuller and more sustainable if energy is safer, more reliable, more efficient, and more sustainable. The company is dedicated to inventing technologies that transform the places we live, work…

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Wind Generation Heating Up in Mexico

Wind Generation Heating Up in Mexico

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Francisco M. Mendoza, National Commission for Efficient Energy Use (CONUEE) Wind energy comes from the energy of the sun, since it is the changes in atmospheric pressures and temperatures that set air in motion, causing wind, which turns turbine blades to convert kinetic energy into electric energy. The first wind…

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Circular Sustainability: Fertile Ground for Innovation

Circular Sustainability: Fertile Ground for Innovation

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mark Kohorst, Senior Manager, Environment, Health, and Safety, NEMA In recent years, regulatory policy in the United States and elsewhere has been influenced to a broad extent by philosophical concepts such as product stewardship, the precautionary principle, and zero waste. At the same time, another model has risen to…

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John Malinowski Retires, Anticipates New Challenges

John Malinowski Retires, Anticipates New Challenges

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. William Hoyt, Industry Director, NEMA John Malinowski announced his retirement from Baldor/ABB in February after 34 years with the company. Fittingly, his final days with Baldor were spent at the NEMA Motor & Generator Section (1MG) meetings in Key West. While John was the 1MG section chair from 2009-2015,…

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Consumers Redefine Distribution Automation

Consumers Redefine Distribution Automation

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Pat Avery, General Manager, Distribution Automation, G&W Electric Company Distribution Automation (DA) is a family of technologies including sensors, processors, communication networks, and switches that can perform a number of distribution system functions depending on how they are implemented. Over the last 20 years, utilities have been applying DA…

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Major Changes to 2017 NEC Covered with IEEE/IAS

Major Changes to 2017 NEC Covered with IEEE/IAS

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Mike Stone, West Coast Field Representative, NEMA I addressed changes to the 2017 National Electrical Code® (NEC) at the January meeting of the Oakland/East Bay Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Industry Applications Society (IEEE/IAS).  The 2014 NEC has only been in effect in California since January 1,…

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