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October 7, 2013 | Vol. 19

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Host Sites Needed for N.C. Electric Vehicle Fast Charge Stations

Electric Vehicle Fast Charge StationsAdvanced Energy (advancedenergy.org), a nationally-recognized nonprofit based in Raleigh, N.C., committed to working with stakeholders to help them understand, plan for and implement successful emerging transportation programs, is seeking qualified sites in the Charlotte and Research Triangle Park metropolitan areas of North Carolina to host quick charge electric-vehicle fueling equipment for public access.

Host sites are locations at existing commercial or retail enterprises that are interested in partnering with Advanced Energy for the installation and operation of electric vehicle charging equipment at their location. Chosen sites will receive, free of charge, a direct current (dc) fast charger valued over $25,000. The dc fast chargers are ideal for high traffic areas at shopping centers, gas stations and convenience locations along major transportation corridors and can charge a typical plug-in electric vehicle in 30 minutes or less. Host sites will benefit from increased visibility and foot traffic as well as a heightened sustainability profile for their business.

As the number of electric vehicles continues to grow, dc fast chargers are coming to the market. In an effort to build the market for EVs, fast chargers will help address range anxiety.

For more information on EVSEs, contact Harry Massey.

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Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG)NEMA Publishes Annual Standards and Products Guide
ESPG is used by military, government, and private buyers who work in lighting, motors and industrial controls, transmission and distribution, transportation, medical imaging, architecture and construction, and other industries that specify and use electrical equipment.

Defense Energy Summit
The Defense Energy Summit, which will be held November 11-13, 2013, in Austin, Texas, is an exciting gathering of the nation’s energy, business, and defense leadership focusing on how to accelerate clean energy and infrastructure solutions for the DOD. NEMA President and CEO Evan Gaddis will host a panel of NEMA member experts in energy-efficient and high-performance building systems, microgrids, on-site generation integration, and energy storage systems in order to detail how existing technologies can help the military meet its energy needs in an efficient, reliable, and flexible manner. 

Please use our 10% off registration discount code: 13NEMA10
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NEMA Announces Release of Spanish-translated Technical Documents, Website
In an effort to improve the understanding of safe and reliable electrical systems and components in Latin American countries, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has translated into Spanish several NEMA electrical standards and other technical documents, which are now available on the association’s Spanish standards webpage, Normas en Español.

Standardizations Trends

NEMA Publishes NEMA CG 1 Manufactured Graphite/Carbon Electrodes
CG 1 is a NEMA standard that adopts the requirements of two international standards—IEC 60529 and IEC/TR 62157—concerning dimensions and designations of graphite and carbon electrodes used in arc furnace applications.

Industry News

NFPA and Sparky the Fire Dog Ask Everyone to Read for Fire Safety During Fire Prevention Week
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and its beloved mascot Sparky the Fire Dog® are calling on fire departments, parents and teachers to Read for Fire Safety during Fire Prevention Week (October 6-12) and throughout the year to raise awareness among children about the importance of fire safety.

Global Intelligence

Lighting Systems Index Gains Continue During Second Quarter
On a year-over-year basis, lighting equipment shipments climbed 4.9 percent. Increased demand for fixtures, emergency lighting and miniature lamps buoyed the index by compensating for decreases in ballasts and large lamps.

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