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NEMA Companies Support Transportation Innovations

NEMA Companies Support Transportation Innovations

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2020 issue of electroindustry. The first means of human transport involved walking and running. Basically, survival depended upon some elemental level of mobility. But as social groups became larger and interactions among them increased, an impetus for traveling faster than on foot emerged. From single-axle carts in previous millennia to globe- spanning passenger aircraft today, we humans remain keen to shrink time and distance. Ideas that seemed Read more […]

On the Road to Connected Vehicles

On the Road to Connected Vehicles

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Dr. W.H. “Bill” Sowell, MBA, PhD, President, Eberle Design, Inc. Dr. Sowell is a Member of the NEMA Board of Governors, Vice Chair of the NEMA 3TS Transportation Management Systems and Associated Control Devices Section, and Chair of the NEMA Performance Measures Technical Committee. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 35,000 people die from traffic-related collisions Read more […]

Lessons from a Pandemic

Lessons from a Pandemic

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2020 issue of electroindustry. As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, innovative minds are being harnessed around the globe to find the best mitigation strategies, the most effective therapies, and the earliest possible vaccine. Tell Google to search for the term “COVID-19,” and you will immediately find nearly three billion results. By contrast, “autonomous vehicle,” a perennial hot topic for nearly a decade and the focus of this Read more […]

Adapting to a Changing Lighting Landscape

Adapting to a Changing Lighting Landscape

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. Endnotes for the President Lighting industry disruption continues with light-emitting diode (LED) market penetration accelerating and domestic U.S. manufacturing base for lamps of all types shrinking. Reduced barriers to market entry and falling production costs allowed new manufacturers to join an industry that was once dominated by a few large companies. In turn all these factors have contributed to acquisitions, Read more […]

Window on Washington

Window on Washington

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Phil Squair, Vice President, Government Relations, NEMA In some ways, the 116th Congress has been one long tease for those interested in energy/climate and infrastructure policy. But this situation changed over the course of a 24-hour period on January 28-29, 2020, with the release of two major proposals in the House of Representatives. These two proposals contain provisions that would, if enacted, be some Read more […]

From the Chair | Raj Batra – March/April 2020

From the Chair | Raj Batra – March/April 2020

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. From the moment we wake up until the time we switch off our bedside lamp, lighting is an integral part of many of the daily things we do. On-demand lighting is something that we rely upon and expect to be available as a matter of course. Writing this column made me reflect on how much we take modern lighting for granted. The inventions that have shaped our world,…

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Endnotes from the President | Kevin J. Cosgriff

Endnotes from the President | Kevin J. Cosgriff

This piece was originally published in the January/February 2020 issue of electroindustry. The Power of Choice Florida voters could face a difficult choice at the ballot box in November 2020: whether or not to completely overhaul the state’s electric utility market. Florida is currently a “vertically integrated” market, meaning electric utilities own generation, transmission, and distribution assets. Those that own generation and transmission supply to their private distribution networks Read more […]

The View from FERC: It’s 20/20 from Here

The View from FERC: It’s 20/20 from Here

This piece was originally published in the January/February 2020 issue of electroindustry. Neil Chatterjee, FERC Chairman The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has a wide-ranging portfolio of regulatory and oversight responsibilities when it comes to wholesale electricity and natural gas markets. Just as each of us requires 20/20 vision to be productive, FERC needs sharp vision going into 2020 because our work is profoundly important to our nation. Why? Energy is what makes us Read more […]

Endnotes from the President | Kevin J. Cosgriff

Endnotes from the President | Kevin J. Cosgriff

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. At NEMA, our primary function is to develop Standards that help manufacturers and their customers readily adopt technologies while assuring safety, efficiency, reliability, and usability and anticipating future technology evolution. For instance, the Industrial Internet of Things contains many different forms of technology that touch every manufacturer and nearly all of their products. Not only can producers Read more […]

NEMA-Supported, Bipartisan Efficiency and Competitiveness Legislation Introduced in House, Senate

NEMA-Supported, Bipartisan Efficiency and Competitiveness Legislation Introduced in House, Senate

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. Phil Squair, Vice President for Government Relations, NEMA Just prior to the August Congressional Recess, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019 (ESIC). This bill is the latest version of the legacy energy-efficiency proposal that Senators Portman and Shaheen have introduced over the past Read more […]