With a major winter storm bearing down on the National Capitol Region, the National Electrical Manufacturers (NEMA) is reminding local and regional authorities about the resources they recently developed for storm-related damage. “We have lessons learned from hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, and last year’s derecho,” said NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis. “These materials relate directly to the challenges that will develop as the storm hits the District of Columbia.”
In February 2013, NEMA published Storm Reconstruction: Rebuild Smart, a comprehensive guide that addresses reducing power outages, saving lives, and protecting property. Jesse Berst, founder and chief analyst of SmartGridNews.com, suggested that his readers “...download the NEMA paper and forward it to [their] state lawmakers.”
Last year, NEMA published After the Storm, a compendium of strategies for reducing the impact of power outages through a stronger, smarter electric grid. Both guides can be downloaded from www.nema.org.
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging 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.
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