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What’s Happening with Nuclear Power in the United States?

What’s Happening with Nuclear Power in the United States?

Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA Nuclear power has been in the news recently with the bankruptcy announcement of the Westinghouse Electricity Company threatening the limited number of nuclear reactors currently under development in the United States. This post will examine a few of the trends in the U.S. nuclear industry to help explain how we…

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Fast-Track Energy Storage Delivers Reliability

Fast-Track Energy Storage Delivers Reliability

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. John Vernacchia, Segment Manager for Renewable Energy Solutions, Eaton Recently expedited energy storage projects in California demonstrate an ability to dispatch stored electricity quickly. It all started with the 2015 Aliso Canyon natural gas storage leak outside of Los Angeles, which emitted an estimated 109,000 metric tons of methane…

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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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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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Senate Dems Propose Infrastructure Blueprint

Senate Dems Propose Infrastructure Blueprint

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Joseph Eaves, Director, Government Relations, NEMA On January 24, 2017, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and top Senate Democrats unveiled a major infrastructure proposal, A Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure and Create 15 Million Jobs. This plan requires a $1 trillion investment and, by their projections, would create…

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Empowering the Next-Generation Power Grid with Big Data

Empowering the Next-Generation Power Grid with Big Data

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Kerrick Johnson, Vice President of Strategy and Communication, Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) Picture a tool that sees precisely into the near future and enables utilities to better protect communities, meet customer needs, and realize renewable energy’s full value. That was the vision of the Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO)…

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Corporate Sustainability Is Environmental Responsibility

Corporate Sustainability Is Environmental Responsibility

This piece was originally published as the chairman’s column in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Michail Pessina, Chairman, NEMA Board of Governors We often think of sustainability from a purely environmental perspective—leave no trace, use fewer natural resources, and minimize our footprint on the planet. Corporate sustainability is about environmental responsibility; it is also about the overall wellbeing of the…

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Distribution Automation: Reducing Energy Losses and Improving Reliability

Distribution Automation: Reducing Energy Losses and Improving Reliability

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Bill Flerchinger, Technical Marketing Manager, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. More and more utilities want to take advantage of technology such as microprocessor-based controls and computing platforms, revolutionary communication technologies, sensor technologies, advanced algorithms, and advanced coordination of devices for holistic system optimization. To do this, the name of the…

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