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NEMA's DA Section is scheduled to release its first white paper.

Press Release Summary:

Feb 20, 2015 - On behalf of its Distribution Automation (DA) Section, NEMA will release white paper focusing on importance of incorporating DA into grid, its cost justifications, and recommended call to action so benefits of DA equipment and systems can be fully utilized. "Distribution Automation and the Modernized Grid," according to G&W Electric Company's Pat Avery, aims to promote DA as key smart grid component that provides reliability, resiliency, flexibility, and agility to the electrical grid.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

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

Press release date: Feb 17, 2015

ROSSLYN, Va.—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 www.nema.org/Distribution-Automation or email Distribution.Automation@nema.org.

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Nearly 400 members strong, its companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.

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