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Dry-Type Outdoor Terminations Emerge

Dry-Type Outdoor Terminations Emerge

This piece was originally published in the January/February 2019 issue of electroindustry. Ivan Jovanovic, Managing Director, Cable Accessories, G&W Electric Company For decades, oil-filled terminations have been the norm for high-voltage cables. Moving away from this traditional technology are pre-molded dry-type outdoor terminations. In 2018, 138 kV pre-molded dry-type outdoor terminations were installed in three different regions of the world for the first time: Malaysia, the Philippines, Read more […]

Integrating Expected Growth in Renewable and Distributed Resources

Integrating Expected Growth in Renewable and Distributed Resources

This piece was originally published in the January/February 2019 issue of electroindustry. Richard Glick, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently concluded that we are on track to see global temperatures rise by 1.5°C as early  as 2030. The Trump Administration’s most recent National Climate Assessment also indicates that, absent a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, the annual economic consequences Read more […]

Leveraging the Power of a Grid in Transition

Leveraging the Power of a Grid in Transition

This piece was originally published in the January/February 2019 issue of electroindustry. John V. Lampe, Business Development Director, Distribution Automation, Itron The electrical industry is in transition from a predictable grid—with few sources of energy and few monitoring and control points—to a dynamic one with many monitoring and control points. Three categories of change motivate this transition: the public’s reduced tolerance for outages; increased emphasis on cybersecurity; Read more […]

Outlook for 116th Congress: Infrastructure, Climate, and Trade

Outlook for 116th Congress: Infrastructure, Climate, and Trade

This piece was originally published in the January/February 2019 issue of electroindustry. When the 116th Congress convenes on January 3, 2019, NEMA Members will face a two-party federal legislature for the first time since 2013 when Democrats held a majority in the U.S. Senate. Democrats’ new majority in the House of Representatives, coupled with Republicans’ majority in the Senate, presents exciting challenges and opportunities as we work to achieve advocacy objectives of the Association Read more […]

From the Chairman | Mark Gliebe

From the Chairman | Mark Gliebe

This piece was originally published in the January/February 2019 issue of electroindustry. This is truly an exciting time to be an electrical manufacturer. Over the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to be engaged in a number of NEMA industries, from lighting to electric motors. But today is different. Not only must we compete on the basis of well-understood product parameters, but also on a new market underpinning that requires a value based on the ability of…

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Transactive Energy—An Overview for Manufacturers

Transactive Energy—An Overview for Manufacturers

This piece was originally published in the January/February 2019 issue of electroindustry. Interest in transactive energy (TE) is growing, as evidenced by New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision discussions; as piloted by the national labs; and as implemented in the United States (by companies like Introspective Systems and LO3), Denmark (by PowerMatcher), and Australia (by Power Ledger). These and similar tactics are driven by the realization that new approaches are needed to efficiently Read more […]

I AM NEMA | NEMA Staff Takes Home Honors

I AM NEMA | NEMA Staff Takes Home Honors

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Caption: G.P. Russ Chaney, Chairman of the Board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), left, presents the Emerging Young Professional award to Muhammad Ali, NEMA Program Manager. Photo courtesy of ANSI As 2018 concludes, we salute the hard work by NEMA staff that led to the following awards and achievements: Muhammad Ali: Named ANSI Emerging Young Professional. Ken Gettman: Received Read more […]

Trade Agreement Agenda Advances amid Tariffs

Trade Agreement Agenda Advances amid Tariffs

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs The Trump Administration’s successful conclusion of negotiations September 30 on a United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) hastened its October 16 notifications to Congress of intent to enter into new trade talks with the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Japan. All four actions set clocks in motion—60 days until USMCA could be signed Read more […]

NEMA and SASO Collaborate on Standards

NEMA and SASO Collaborate on Standards

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Madeleine Bugel, Manager, State and International Government Relations, NEMA NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in October to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) on a Technical Cooperation Program (TCP). Mr. Cosgriff met with Dr. Saad Othman Al-kasabi, the governor of SASO, to discuss the TCP and Read more […]

NFPA Foundation Explores Electrical Safety

NFPA Foundation Explores Electrical Safety

This piece was originally published in the December 2018 issue of electroindustry. Jack Lyons, Northeast Field Representative, NEMA The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Protection Research Foundation sponsored a meeting of the Electrical Safety Research Advisory Committee (ESRAC) during the Second Draft meetings for the National Electrical Code® (NEC) in San Diego, California, in October. NEMA is represented by Vince Baclawski, senior technical director, and Jack Lyons, Northeast Read more […]