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Yokohama Smart City Project Demonstrates Experimental Social Infrastructure

Yokohama Smart City Project Demonstrates Experimental Social Infrastructure

By Ryan Franks, Program Manager, NEMA Today the White House is hosting an Earthquake Resilience Summit to “promote adoption of an earthquake early warning system in the United States.” Electrical manufacturers recognize the vital importance of smart infrastructure—and smart rebuilding—to mitigate the effects of natural disasters and ensure quicker and more effective recovery. This article, published in September 2013, details a smart infrastructure project undertaken in Yokohama, Japan, Read more [...]
Resources Available for Buffalo Residents Affected by Snow, Floods

Resources Available for Buffalo Residents Affected by Snow, Floods

In the aftermath of the recent snowstorm and consequent flooding in Buffalo, New York, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) offers homeowners and businesses guidelines and training to deal with the recovery of water-damaged electrical equipment. NEMA’s guidebook, Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment, gives property owners specific recommendations on evaluating equipment that has been exposed to water through flooding or other weather events. Electrical safety is Read more [...]
Rebuild Smart: Full remarks from Don Hendler, President & CEO, Leviton Manufacturing

Rebuild Smart: Full remarks from Don Hendler, President & CEO, Leviton Manufacturing

Don Hendler Leviton Manufacturing Remarks at the NEMA Rebuild Smart Capitol Hill Event June 13, 2013 (Thank you and greetings) As Evan mentioned, Leviton’s offices were directory in the path of the storm.  We are located in Melville, NY, somewhat central on Long Island right at the Nassau-Suffolk county border.  Our area saw mainly heavy wind and tree damage from both Superstorm Sandy and the subsequent early, freak snow storm that followed.  However, not far from our facility Read more [...]
Rebuild Smart: Event Summary and Linked-In Group Launch

Rebuild Smart: Event Summary and Linked-In Group Launch

Despite the appearance of our own strong spring storms on June 13th, NEMA happily hosted a large crowd for its Hurricane Sandy: Rebuild Smart event featuring Representative Peter King. We were truly pleased to see so many individuals interested in how we can improve the reliability and resiliency of our power grid, and help prevent the widespread damage and discomfort storms like Sandy can cause.  Some of the key moments included: “While no disaster is predictable or preventable, we Read more [...]
Rebuilding "smart" after Sandy with new NEMA publication

Rebuilding "smart" after Sandy with new NEMA publication

Superstorm Sandy highlighted the fragile nature of our nation's electric grid. One thing is clear: our grid needs some updating. In an effort to assist federal, state, and local policymakers with solutions to harden the nation’s electric grid, improve its resiliency to withstand severe weather, and improve energy efficiency, NEMA published Storm Reconstruction: Rebuild Smart. As communities continue to rebuild after Sandy, incorporating "smart" technologies into the grid can Read more [...]