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Demystifying Blockchain: How It Will Grow Demand for Distributed Energy Resources

Demystifying Blockchain: How It Will Grow Demand for Distributed Energy Resources

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA You may have heard the buzz about using blockchain technology to facilitate energy transactions, especially for distributed energy resources. Unless you are a bitcoin user, however, you may not know what a blockchain is, or its relevance to the electrical system. This article should help demystify the concept of blockchain Read more […]

Enhancing, Coordinating, and Improving Security

Enhancing, Coordinating, and Improving Security

This piece was originally published in the January 2017 issue of electroindustry. Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) Our nation’s energy infrastructure—and specifically our electric grid—deserves more attention in the coming year. The private sector is rapidly innovating and finding ways to update our grid and make us less vulnerable as a nation to cyberattacks. We must also protect against adverse weather and accidents that could significantly impact our economy and threaten public Read more […]

Aiding the Transformation

Aiding the Transformation

This piece was originally published as the chairwoman’s column in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Maryrose Sylvester, Chair, NEMA Board of Governors When I became chair of the NEMA Board of Governors, I said that I believe in our industry’s place in the future, and that’s still true today. We should embrace the notion that the electrical and medical imaging industries have the imperative to enact meaningful changes for the betterment of our society through our products, Read more […]

Setting the Standard

Setting the Standard

This piece was originally published as the chairwoman’s column in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Maryrose Sylvester, Chairwoman, NEMA Board of Governors; President & CEO, Current, powered by GE NEMA’s 90th anniversary is the perfect time to reflect on the critical role technical standards have played in catapulting living standards globally. The seemingly simple concept of ensuring product performance and compatibility is the basis for the hyperbolic curve that traces Read more […]

Automation in Energy-Intensive Industries

Automation in Energy-Intensive Industries

This piece was originally published as the chairwoman’s column in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Maryrose Sylvester, Chairwoman of the NEMA Board of Governors and President and CEO of Current, powered by GE Digital manufacturing is no longer an idealized future state; it is a fast-maturing and even faster-deploying reality. Manufacturers and heavy-industry companies are no longer alone in their demand for process innovation. Facilities of all types—office Read more […]

TPP Carries Benefits for Pacific-Rim Smart Cities

TPP Carries Benefits for Pacific-Rim Smart Cities

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Among the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member economies,[1] Singapore may be the best known for its ambitions to apply smart-city technologies to improve the wellbeing of its citizens. According the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), the city-state government’s Smart Nation Platform will enable Read more […]