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John Caskey Appointed to Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee

01/17/2013 3:00PM
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced the appointment of one of its vice presidents to a new Department of Energy (DOE) advisory committee on appliance standards and rulemaking.
John Caskey, Assistant Vice President of Industry Operations and Director of the Power Equipment Division, was named by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu on January 16 to the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC).
ASRAC represents energy efficiency/environmental advocacy groups, developers of appliance and commercial equipment standards, manufacturers and trade associations, utilities, and consumers. It provides advice and recommendations related to:
  • development of minimum efficiency standards for residential appliances and commercial equipment
  • development of product test procedures
  • certification and enforcement of standards
  • labeling for various residential products and commercial equipment
  • other specific issues of concern to DOE, as requested
Mr. Caskey developed and managed the first phase of NEMA’s Smart Grid program and currently serves as vice chair of SGIP 2.0 Board of Directors and chair of SGIP 2.0 Technical Committee. He has supported various Smart Grid activities at DOE, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Edison Electric Institute, Electric Power Research Institute, the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Power and Energy Society. He also served as chairman of the Smart Grid Task Force for IEEE Surge Protective Devices Committee. He holds a BS in physics and a master’s in energy technology and engineering. ​​​

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Nearly 400 members strong, its companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical  imaging and radiation therapy systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.

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