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 support the successful navigation of the challenges ahead, including NEMA.
As a member of the NEMA Distribution Automation Section (8DA) and the NEMA Grid Modernization Leadership Council, my focus is on the advancement and adoption of new technologies in the areas of power electronics, integrated sensors, and digital controls. It is a pleasure supporting NEMA efforts in educating stakeholders, the general public, federal and state regulators, energy policy officials, and utilities on the subject of advanced, digital technologies as the key to reliability, resiliency, and agility across the grid.
NEMA sections and committees facilitate the collaboration and education that will drive future innovation. I am honored to be a contributor to these efforts. I am the electroindustry.