The first electric century brought us light. The second connected the entire country, making electricity an essential part of our lives, the economy, and society. Today, the third electric century is defined by network-enabled electrical devices, electricity
generation that emits increasingly and materially less carbon, and the further electrification of fossil fuel-consuming applications.
Whether providing electric transportation solutions, nearly completely electric homes, buildings that increase comfort and productivity, or delivering the power to serve new loads reliably, NEMA Members are on the cusp of major expansion of possibilities.
In the near term, expected energy policy changes at all levels of government will focus on reducing emissions while delivering reliable electricity to consumers. We see abundant opportunities for new product development in the drive toward electrification.
Join us at the 2021 NEMA Annual Meeting, where guest speakers from government and industry will help attendees achieve ways to capitalize on America’s Electrified Future.
Speakers and guests will debate topics of importance to the industry, such as:
- Is there broad political consensus to undertake the effort of modernizing and transforming America’s electrical system, or will debate over approach and cost undercut the effort? How will the costs and benefits of increased electrification be
allocated to consumers, rate-payers, and taxpayers?
- On the supply side, what might technological and cost breakthroughs in energy storage, EV batteries, solar panels, wind turbines, and power transmission and distribution mean for electrification? What technical, policy, and regulatory barriers might
impede this transition if not mitigated?
- On the demand side, how will electrification be funded? What Federal, state, and local policies will move the needle? Will increased electricity consumption create demand for electrical products? Over what time horizon will this transition play out?
- How can the electro industry, and NEMA in particular, catalyze electrification?