June 3, 2013 | Vol. 11
Peter King to Keynote NEMA Event
June 13: Rebuild Smart
Severe weather events are happening more frequently in the United States. With historic floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes come record levels of devastation and rebuilding needs in community after community. And as we all become more reliant on electrical power for comfort, communication, and safety, a new approach to electrical preparedness and recovery is critical to minimizing the personal and economic damage caused by these events.
Never has this been so clear as in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. When Sandy hit, millions of people were confronted not only with destruction of their property, but with loss of power and services as well. Families, businesses, and first responders struggled to put their lives back together. As the 2013 hurricane season begins, what have we learned about how we can prepare for, respond to, and rebuild after major weather events?
On June 13, NEMA will host an event to explore these critical questions: What have we learned from Sandy, and how can we be ready for the next big storm? The keynote speaker will be Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who will provide an update on rebuilding efforts in his home of New York. Additional speakers will include Evan Gaddis, NEMA President and CEO; Don Hendler, President and CEO Leviton Manufacturing; and Brett Brenner, President, Electric Safety Foundation International.
This event (8–9 a.m.) is open to the public at the Capitol Visitors Center HVC 201. RSVP to RebuildSmart@nema.org
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MITA's Digital Campaign
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the NEMA, is pleased to announce the launch of its new digital campaign.
NEMA's Jim Pauley Inducted into University of Kentucky Engineering Hall of Distinction
JIm Pauley is senior vice president of external affairs and government relations at Schneider Electric USA, chair of the NEMA High Performance Building Council, and chair of the American National Standards Institute Board of Directors.
NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2012 Magnet Wire
This is the premier standards publication for general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures for the manufacture and packaging of magnet wire. It is continually developed and maintained by the NEMA Magnet Wire Section Technical Committee to ensure that specifications and test procedures reflect evolving magnet wire end user requirements and state-of-the-art magnet wire manufacturing technologies.
Leviton Receives National Association of Electrical Distributors' Industry Award of Merit
As part of NAED's Annual Achievement Awards, which recognize individuals and companies that embody the industry's highest standards, Leviton was honored for the company's active role in promoting and supporting the wholesale electrical distribution industry.
T5 and T8 Linear Fluorescent Lamp Shipments Surge During First Quarter
NEMA’s T5 and T8 linear fluorescent lamp indexes surged upward 6.3 and 15.7 percent on a year-over-year basis (y/y), respectively, during 2013Q1.
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FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff Stepping Down
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, who oversaw a broad expansion of the regulator’s oversight of the electric grid and several probes into improper trading tactics by Wall Street banks, will depart his post.
Market for volt/VAR Optimization Set to Transform
Global shipments of volt/VAR optimization (VVO) control electronics used in smart electricity grids are forecast to double during the next five years, according to a new report from IMS Research.
Harvard University Recognizes EPA Renewable Energy Program as a Top Government Innovation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative was recognized as one of the Top 25 Innovations in American Government by Harvard University. The initiative, started at EPA in 2008, encourages development of renewable energy on potentially contaminated lands, landfills and mining sites.
Successful Smart Charging Pilot Shows Value to Utilities and Customers
Australian developer and system integrator DiUS has published a report documenting the results from a six-month pilot of smart charging—the process of letting the utility remotely control when and how fast electric vehicles (EVs) are charged.
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