National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) members and staff were among the 75 trailblazers named to the 2012 list of Smart Grid Pioneers, in a report by Smart Grid Today.
Smart Grid PIONEERS: 2012 Edition features interviews and insight from professionals credited with making the Smart Grid a reality.
“Smart Grid represents the first major overhaul of the electric grid in the last 100 years so it’s an exciting time to be a part of this industry,” said Paul Molitor, head of NEMA Communications and a 2012 pioneer. He is also a former secretary and administrator of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) and served as transition manager of SGIP 2.0, Inc. during its startup phase.
NEMA members named are:
- John Harris, Landis+Gyr
- John Mucias, GE Digital Energy
- John McDonald, GE/Smart Grid Interoperability Panel
- Wanda Reeder, S&C Electric/IEEE Smart Grid Task Force
Other notables on the list include:
- Patrick Gallagher, Director of NIST
- George Arnold, National Smart Grid Coordinator
- Ernest Moniz, MIT/Nominee for Secretary of Energy
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Worldwide annual sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion.
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