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August 5, 2013 | Vol. 15

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NEMA’s announces early savings for Illuminations Weekend registration

IW 2013 - Register Now!NEMA’s 87th annual meeting, Illuminations Weekend: Where Leaders and Ideas Meet, will be held on Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9. Sign up by August 30 to save $100 on Illuminations Weekend registration fee at

This year’s program features a dynamic lineup of keynote speakers and traditional presentations including:

  • Donald R. Leavens, PhD, NEMA’s chief economist and one of the Wall Street Journal’s top economic forecasters, presents the annual “Electroindustry Economic Outlook”
  • Panel discussions about trends and issues manufacturers should be aware of concerning high performance buildings and Smart Grid technology
  • An in-depth panel discussion on the Affordable Health Care Reform Act (“Obamacare”) and how it will affect your business

For its 2013 meeting, NEMA is returning to The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.

Guestroom Reservation Information for The Breakers Hotel

You can reserve a guestroom during Illuminations Weekend by visiting or by calling the hotel’s reservation desk at 855-251-9315. Ask for the NEMA 87th annual meeting rate of $299 (plus tax).

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NEMA Urges Senate Finance Committee to Adopt Energy-Efficiency Tax Incentives
NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee urging it to consider technology-neutral, energy-efficiency tax incentives developed by the association.

Energy Storage Conference PartnershipEnergy Storage Conference Partnership
Energy Storage North America (ESNA), which
will be held September 10-12, 2013, in San Jose, California, is North America’s premier energy storage conference and expo. It will focus on applications, customers, and deal-making.
ESNA will connect utilities, developers, and energy users at all levels to strategize, learn about, and shape the market for energy storage
in North America.

Standardizations Trends

ANSI/NEMA SG-IC 1-2013 Available for Download at No Cost for Limited Time
This publication describes the roles and responsibilities for each of four main participants in a testing scheme for interoperability and security among Smart Grid products.

NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA WD 6-2012 Wiring Devices—Dimensional Specifications
This standard covers dimensional requirements for plugs and receptacles up to 60 Amperes and 600 Volts.

Industry News

General Cable Announces Board of Directors Appointment
Sallie B. Bailey will serve on the board’s audit, compensation, and corporate governance committees. The appointment of Ms. Bailey increases the company’s board to seven members.

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