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NEMA's DA Section releases its first white paper.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 13, 2015 - On behalf of its Distribution Automation (DA) Section NEMA released "Distribution Automation and the Modernized Grid." This white paper addresses topics associated with smart distribution equipment, including benefits, steps utilities should consider when implementing distribution automation systems equipment, NEMA recommendations, and case studies highlighting utility experiences.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA's Distribution Automation Section Releases First White Paper

Press release date: Apr 07, 2015

ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of its Distribution Automation (DA) Section, released its first white paper titled, “Distribution Automation and the Modernized Grid.”

Improving service reliability and operating efficiency are common goals that most distribution utility companies have today; however, with the changing landscape of new loads and customer-sited distributed generation being connected to the grid, these conditions now present special challenges to the electric distribution system. This whitepaper includes topics associated with smart distribution equipment such as the benefits, the steps utilities should consider when implementing distribution automation systems equipment, NEMA recommendations, and case studies highlighting utility experiences. The whitepaper can be downloaded at no cost on the NEMA website.

NEMA’s 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.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the U.S. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year. Our industry is at the forefront on electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security.

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