Category: Smart Grid

Microgrids and the Future of the Electrical System

speaker-steve-griffithNEMA 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.

NEMA MGRD 1-2016: Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System


A look at NEMA and IEC Magnet Wire Requirements and Test Procedures

Today we discuss a comparison between ANSI/NEMA MW 1000 and the IEC 60317 and 60851 series of magnet wire specifications and test procedures and how industry benefits from harmonizing these standards.

Guest: Don Barta, Manager, Product/Polymer Engineering, Rea Magnet Wire Company, Inc.
Hosts: Mike Leibowitz, Program Manager, NEMA; Christine Coogle, Editor and Social Media Manager, NEMA

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Protecting Life and Property Depends on Effective Licensing, Permitting, and Inspection

speaker-Bryan-HollandElectrical 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.

Field Representative Program


Grid Modernization—Part 2

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.

Smart Grid & CybersecurityStorm & Disaster RecoveryEvaluating Fire- and Heat-Damaged Electrical EquipmentEvaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment


Grid Modernization—Part 1

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.

Smart Grid & CybersecurityEvaluating Fire- and Heat-Damaged Electrical EquipmentStorm & Disaster RecoveryEvaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment