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NEMA’s Distribution Automation Section Scheduled to Release First White Paper

02/17/2015 1:00PMSign-up to receive press releases.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of its Distribution Automation (DA) Section, is scheduled to release its first white paper focusing on the importance of incorporating DA into the grid, its cost justifications, and a recommended call to action so the benefits of DA equipment and systems can be fully utilized.

According to G&W Electric Company General Manager–Distribution Automation and Section Chairman Pat Avery, the white paper, titled “Distribution Automation and the Modernized Grid,” represents the first step in a series of ongoing targeted activities in communicating the benefits of DA. It also aims to educate stakeholders, the general public, federal and state regulators, energy policy officials, and utilities that DA is as a key smart grid component that provides reliability, resiliency, flexibility, and agility to the electrical grid.

This paper is scheduled to be released sometime during the March–April 2015 time frame.

NEMA’s Distribution Automation (DA) Section represents manufacturers of DA equipment and systems used to supervise, measure, monitor, and control electrical loads on distribution grids and at distribution substations. Additionally, the section represents manufacturers of the communications and software which support DA. For more information about this section, visit http://www.nema.org/Products/Pages/Distribution-Automation.aspx​​ or email Distribution.Automation@nema.org.


The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.

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