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Press Event: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy to Rebuild the Nation’s Energy Infrastructure and Mitigate Future Outages


06/5/2013 2:00PM

Featuring Keynote from Member of the House Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee; Panel Discussion with Leading Energy Infrastructure Experts

What:

On June 13, Congressman Peter King (NY-2), a member of the Emergency and Preparedness & Response Subcommittee and a Representative of a district devastated by Hurricane Sandy, will join the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to examine the federal response to Hurricane Sandy and readiness for the 2013 hurricane season.

With severe weather events happening more frequently in the United States, come record levels of devastation and rebuilding needs in community after community. A panel of leading energy infrastructure experts will discuss key lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy rebuilding, the need to rebuild smart and the role that solutions like smart grid, energy storage, backup generation and wiring play in ensuring that our infrastructure can stand up to future disasters.

Who:

Keynote:

Representative Peter King, Member of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications of the House Committee on Homeland Security

Panelists:

  • Don Hendler, President and CEO, Leviton Manufacturing
  • Brett Brenner, President, Electrical Safety Foundation International
  • Evan Gaddis, President and CEO of the NEMA

WHERE:

Capitol Visitors Center Room HVC 201, located on the East front at First Street and East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, D.C.

When:

 Thursday, June 13th, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served.

RSVP:

RebuildSmart@nema.org (Required for Building Access)

Sponsor:

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Worldwide annual sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion.