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NEMA’s Distribution Automation Section Scheduled to Release First White Paper

02/17/2015 1:00PMSign-up to receive press releases.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of its Distribution Automation (DA) Section, is scheduled to release its first white paper focusing on the importance of incorporating DA into the grid, its cost justifications, and a recommended call to action so the benefits of DA equipment and systems can be fully utilized.

According to G&W Electric Company General Manager–Distribution Automation and Section Chairman Pat Avery, the white paper, titled “Distribution Automation and the Modernized Grid,” represents the first step in a series of ongoing targeted activities in communicating the benefits of DA. It also aims to educate stakeholders, the general public, federal and state regulators, energy policy officials, and utilities that DA is as a key smart grid component that provides reliability, resiliency, flexibility, and agility to the electrical grid.

This paper is scheduled to be released sometime during the March–April 2015 time frame.

NEMA’s Distribution Automation (DA) Section represents manufacturers of DA equipment and systems used to supervise, measure, monitor, and control electrical loads on distribution grids and at distribution substations. Additionally, the section represents manufacturers of the communications and software which support DA. For more information about this section, visit http://www.nema.org/Products/Pages/Distribution-Automation.aspx​​ or email Distribution.Automation@nema.org.


The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents 350 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $114 billion per year and exports top $50 billion.

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