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
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.