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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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Harmonizing Safe Use of Electromagnetic Energy

Harmonizing Safe Use of Electromagnetic Energy

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Ken Gettman, Director, International Standards, NEMA The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) looked at human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and related safety provisions at a recent meeting. ICES Technical Committee (TC) 95 addresses protection against harmful effects in humans. Among…

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How 3D Printing Works

How 3D Printing Works

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) and selective laser sintering (SLS) are additive manufacturing techniques that sinter—that is, use pressure and heat below the melting point—to bond and partly fuse masses of metal particles. They differ in how the layers are deposited. DMLS fires the laser into a bed of…

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Bullish on 3D Printing

Bullish on 3D Printing

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. John Lefavour, Engineering Manager, Application Tooling Products, Burndy Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is a boon for manufacturers that strive to get product to market quickly and cost effectively. Printing metal parts by direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) or selective laser sintering (SLS) is on the rise. Advanced market…

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Standards, Testing, and Certification in a 3D Printing Era

Standards, Testing, and Certification in a 3D Printing Era

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Stephen Brown, Director of Innovation, CSA Group Complex shapes made of lighter and stronger materials, intricate designs, and opportunities for mass customization—these are the benefits delivered by additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. Traditional manufacturing techniques such as casting and machining fall short of such results and can…

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Corrosion: Eating Away at Electrical Components

Corrosion: Eating Away at Electrical Components

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Maria Lamorey, Business Development Manager, Electrical Transmission & Distribution Equipment, PPG Industrial Coatings According to NACE International, the corrosion of metal on infrastructure, buildings, equipment, and vehicles costs the world’s consumers, businesses, and governments more than $1 trillion each year. Electrical component manufacturers and their customers bear a significant…

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