Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced the appointment of one of its
vice presidents to a new Department of
Energy (DOE) advisory committee on appliance standards and rulemaking.
Caskey, Assistant Vice President of Industry Operations and Director of the
Power Equipment Division, was named by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu on
January 16 to the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee
represents energy efficiency/environmental advocacy groups, developers of appliance
and commercial equipment standards, manufacturers and trade associations,
utilities, and consumers. It provides advice and recommendations related to:
- development of minimum efficiency standards
for residential appliances and commercial equipment
- development of product test procedures
- certification and enforcement of standards
- labeling for various residential products and
- other specific issues of concern to DOE, as
Caskey developed and managed the first phase of NEMA’s Smart Grid program and
currently serves as vice chair of SGIP 2.0 Board of Directors and chair of SGIP
2.0 Technical Committee. He has supported various Smart Grid activities at DOE,
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission, Edison Electric Institute, Electric Power Research Institute, the
Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Power and Energy
Society. He also served as chairman of the Smart Grid Task Force for IEEE Surge
Protective Devices Committee. He holds a BS in physics and a master’s in energy
technology and engineering.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly
400 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 U.S.
Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year.