NEMA staff (HQ and Mexico) announces a new trade show and workshop centered around the soon-to-be-issued revision of the Mexican electrical installation code NOM-001-SEDE. This is the first revision of the code in five years, and represents an historic development because for the first time the code will be based on the most current version of the U.S. National Electrical Code® . The event is scheduled for November 28 and 29, 2012 in Mexico City, and was solidly endorsed by the NEMA Board of Governors at its recent meeting.
This event will be unique because it will feature a product expo directly linked to product seminars and a hands-on workshop to instruct Mexican stakeholders about the correct installation of products. The new edition of the installation code will mark a significant upgrade in Mexico, and will bring into play several new requirements, including expanded use of ground fault circuit interrupters, tamper resistant socket outlets, arc fault circuit interrupters, and electric vehicle charging stations. All NEMA member companies providing these products have a golden opportunity to showcase their brands, creating substantially increased awareness in the electrical installation community.
This event will feature participation from all the significant stakeholders in this field, including:
- Electrical Inspectors (UVIES)
- Mexican Electrical Installers Association (AMERIC)
- Engineering College Federation (FECIME)
- Electric Distributors (ACCOMEE)
- Electrical Manufacturers (CANAME)
- ANCE (Mexican SDO and CO)
- CFE (National Electrical Utility)
- PEMEX (National Oil Company)
- SENER (Energy Ministry)
- CONUEE (National Commission for Energy Saving)
- PROFECO (Federal Consumer Protection Agency)
In a nutshell the trade show and workshop will provide member companies face time with key stakeholders and increased brand name recognition. It will also boost the recognition of the significance of the changes being made to the electrical installation code, and give NEMA members the opportunity to reinforce the importance of the link between the code, product standards, conformity assessment, and inspection to ensure a safe electrical system.
Members interested in participating should contact Gustavo Dominguez, Ricardo Vazquez or Gene Eckhart.