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February 19, 2013 | Vol. 4

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NREL Helps Communities Assess Their Readiness for Electric Vehicles

The PEV Scorecard gives local leaders tips for improvement

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched a new tool to help local and regional leaders assess the readiness of their communities for the arrival of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).

The Plug-In Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Scorecard (PEV Scorecard), developed by NREL for DOE’s Clean Cities initiative, is a detailed, interactive online assessment tool that collects information about a community’s PEV readiness, provides feedback on its progress, and offers guidance for improvement. Municipalities, counties and states can use the PEV Scorecard to ensure they’re prepared to facilitate the electrification of transportation and reap the environmental, economic and energy security benefits that come with it.

“The nationwide deployment of electric vehicles is a revolution in transportation,” said NREL engineer Mike Simpson, who led the tool’s development. “There’s a significant amount of thought and effort involved in shepherding these new technologies into our communities, and the Energy Department saw a real need to provide local and regional leaders with some interactive blueprints.”

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Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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NEMA News

NEMA Welcomes Call for U.S.-EU Trade Negotiations
In 2012, NEMA urged the administration to launch such negotiations as part of a strategy to reduce uncertainty and raise the level of confidence for electrical manufacturers and associated services providers that want to trade and invest
across the Atlantic.

Standardizations Trends

NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA WC74/ICEA S-93-639 5-46kV Shielded Power Cable
for Use in the Transmission and Distribution of Electric Energy

This standards publication applies to materials, constructions, and testing of
5,000 volt to 46,000 volt shielded cross-linked polyethylene and ethylene propylene rubber-insulated wires and cables used for the transmission and distribution of electrical energy for normal conditions of installation and service either indoors, outdoors, aerial, underground, or submarine.

Industry News

Agfa HealthCare's ICIS uniquely provides access, in clinically-relevant context, to multi-specialty patient imaging across the care continuum
This provides a longitudinal view of the patient's imaging throughout the enterprise,
so that clinicians have greater insight for the clinical benefit of the patient.

Global Intelligence

NEMA/BIS Forecasting Team in Top Five for Accuracy for Second Year in a Row
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today announced that its nationally ranked forecasters Don Leavens, vice president and chief economist, and Tim Gill, director economics, placed highly in the Wall Street Journal’s Economic Forecasting Survey for the second year in a row.

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On the Hill

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International News

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