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Strategic Initiatives


​​​​​The NEMA Strategic Initiatives Program was established in 2007 to seize emerging market opportunities and solve impending challenges facing multiple NEMA product sections and divisions. On an annual basis, the NEMA Board of Governors approves a new suite of Strategic Initiatives, each of which will have a lifespan of 1–4 years. Participation in NEMA Strategic Initiatives is open to all NEMA Members. Contact Patrick Hughes to find our more or to get involved.

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​2018 Strategic Initiatives

Submissions for 2018 Strategic Initiatives are due no later than December 31, 2016. Submit your ideas instantly online through this form, or contact Patrick Hughes.​


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2016 Strategic Initiatives

​Exploration and Assessment of Building Materials

To explore how product and building materials impact NEMA Members. Contact Andrei Moldoveanu to get involved.

Internet of Things

An initiative to accelerate the adoption of connected devices and systems by increasing the operability and interoperability of electrical products, and by developing tailored information and actionable intelligence to help NEMA Members navigate the ever-expanding universe of protocols, data formats, and other Internet of Things architectures. This initiative includes a specific focus on connectivity standards, privacy issues, and cybersecurity challenges. Contact Steve Griffith to get involved.

Medicare Marketplace Policy Development: Intensity of Intervention

An initiative to identify the value of medical imaging with respect to early, accurate diagnosis to reduce the intensity of intervention. This will involve analysis of different disease states and how timing and accuracy of diagnosis affects the intensity of downstream clinical intervention. Contact Peter Weems to get involved.

Smart Cities

The Smart Cities Strategic Initiative includes three components:

  • Energy and Water: An initiative to quantify the energy efficiency of water supply, delivery, and treatment systems; to analyze the market potential to improve efficiency by using member products; and to evaluate the viability of energy savings performance contracts and other finance vehicles for energy efficiency upgrades to water systems. Contact Alex Boesenberg to get involved.

  • High-Performance Buildings: An initiative to promote the adoption of high-performa​nce technologies and systems that increase the energy efficiency, safety, sustainability, and security of government-owned, commercial, and multi-family buildings. Activities focus on adoption of municipal energy efficiency policies to incentivize the installation of energy-efficient products in buildings; providing building-owners with educational resources on how to achieve greater efficiencies and save money; and the adoption of favorable provisions in building codes and standards. Contact Patrick Hughes to get involved.

  • Urban Lighting Systems: To conduct an analysis of new market opportunities and new standards regimes for lighting systems, or other vertical components of smart cities. Contact Maria Northup to get involved.



2017 Strategic Initiatives

​Internet of Things

An initiative to accelerate the adoption of connected devices and systems by increasing the operability and interoperability of electrical products, and by developing tailored information and actionable intelligence to help NEMA Members navigate the ever-expanding universe of protocols, data formats, and other Internet of Things architectures. This initiative includes a specific focus on connectivity standards, privacy issues, and cybersecurity challenges. Contact Steve Griffith to get involved.

Market Development

The Market Development Strategic Initiative includes three components:

  • Clean Power Plan State Outreach: To seize the opportunity presented by the Clean Power Plan to increase sales of energy-efficient equipment and equipment used to integrate renewable energy manufactured by NEMA Members. Contact Joseph Eaves to get involved.

  • Electrical Safety Information Analysis: To cultivate new and aggregate existing information measuring the costs and benefits of technologies that improve electrical safety in order to strengthen arguments in favor of code adoption and enforcement. Contact Michael Belitzky to get involved.

  • Import Enforcement of Product Regulations: To define the scope of the threat presented by products that do not meet U.S. regulatory requirements or respect U.S. intellectual property rights and to minimize identified threats. Contact Craig Updyke to get involved.

Smart Cities

The Smart Cities Strategic Initiative includes three components:

  • Connected Transportation: To identify and catalyze opportunities for NEMA Members to benefit from increased adoption of connected transportation infrastructure and systems (e.g., connected traffic infrastructure, autonomous vehicles, public transportation infrastructure, etc.). Contact Steve Griffith to get involved.

  • Direct Current in Buildings: To accelerate demand for direct current in buildings by focusing on codes and standards and by conducting scenario analyses to guide NEMA's and NEMA Members' strategies going forward. Contact Michael Erbesfeld to get involved.

  • Microgrids: To accelerate demand for microgrids by focusing on utility regulations and business models to guide NEMA's and NEMA Members' strategies going forward. Contact Patrick Hughes to get involved.

Value of Medical Imaging

To gain new insight into the motivation of medical imaging service providers (e.g., doctors, hospitals) and payers (e.g., insurance companies, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) as to what information serves as inputs into their decisions to provide or pay for medical imaging services. Contact Peter Weems to get involved.

Workforce Development

To systematically map the workforce development needs of NEMA Members and identify needs that can be mitigated by NEMA to ensure that NEMA Members have access to a sufficient number of well-trained employees and that those involved in installing and/or inspecting NEMA Members' products are properly trained. Contact Jonathan Stewart to get involved.



Past NEMA Strategic Initiatives

​2015
  • Advancing Safety and Innovation through Building Codes
  • Grid Modernization
    • Cybersecurity and Physical Security Threats
    • Energy Storage Systems
    • International Harmonization
    • Microgrids
  • High-Performance Buildings
  • Medicare Marketplace Policy Development
  • Smart Cities
    • Energy and Water

NEMA Members can download the 2015 Strategic Initiatives Annual Report

2014
  • Advancing Safety and Innovation through Building Codes
  • Grid Modernization
    • Energy Storage Systems
    • International Harmonization
    • Smart Grid Interoperability Panel 2.0
  • High-Performance Buildings
  • Public Relations
  • Smart Cities
    • Energy and Water
  • Tax Reform
2013
  • Advancing Safety and Innovation through Building Codes
  • Smart Grid/Grid Modernization
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • High-Performance Buildings
  • Tax Reform
2012
  • Carbon Footprint of Electrical Products
  • Smart Grid/Grid Modernization
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • High-Performance Buildings
  • Intelligence Portal
  • Low-Voltage Direct Current
2011
  • Carbon Footprint of Electrical Products
  • High-Performance Buildings
  • Port Electrification
  • Smart Grid/Grid Modernization
2010
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Smart Grid/Grid Modernization
  • Transmission Corridors
2009
  • Smart Grid/Grid Modernization
2008
  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Global Initiative
  • Smart Grid/Grid Modernization
2007
  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Smart Grid/Grid Modernization


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