NEMA Industry Director Steve Griffith discusses a new NEMA report, Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System, which introduces microgrids as an integral component of the power delivery system of the twenty-first century. Steve explains how microgrids are being used today, how that will change in the coming years, and what the implications are for future of the distribution grid.
MITA’s Medical Imaging Informatics (MII) Section Chair Rik Primo discusses the recently released NEMA/MITA Cybersecurity Whitepaper and the urgent need for patient safety in informatics and technology.
Electrical and alarm contractor licensing, construction permitting, and job-site inspection is a fundamental regulatory activity in nearly every state in the U.S. Ineffective or improper regulation of construction can have devastating consequences. NEMA’s Southern Regional Field Representative Bryan Holland joins us to talk about the importance of these activities.
In this segment, we continue our discussion with John McDonald, director of technical strategy and policy development for GE’s Digital Business, about modernizing the grid. We highlight technologies that should be a part of a smarter grid, as well as what utilities should do after a disaster. Included at the end is a list of resources related to this topic.
Modernizing our nation’s electric grid can help mitigate power outages during storms, heat waves, or natural disasters. John McDonald, director of technical strategy and policy development for GE’s Digital Energy business, joins us to discuss what a modernized grid is and the benefits that come along with it. In Part 2 of this series, he will discuss different technologies that can be implemented into a modernized grid, as well as the steps electric utilities can take after a disaster occurs.