NEMA held its 2021 Annual Meeting November 3-4 at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. This is the premier industry event for U.S.  electroindustry executives and select industry suppliers to network, learn about the trends important to electrical and medical imaging manufacturers, and honor the best and brightest in the industry. Attendees will be introduced to the new NEMA President and CEO Debra Phillips at this event and will recognize outgoing President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff. NEMA strongly encourages all meeting attendees and guests to be fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.


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?