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NEMA stresses importance of modern energy technologies.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 13, 2016 - In comments on second installation of the Quadrennial Energy Review, NEMA recommended concrete steps federal government should take to update the U.S. electric system. NEMA’s comments address planning and siting transmission infrastructure, as well as tax provisions that impact modern electrical systems. NEMA also commented on treatment of distributed energy resources in electricity markets, physical and cybersecurity of the electric grid, and energy efficiency in buildings.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

Electrical Manufacturers Stress Importance of Adopting Modern Energy Technologies

Press release date: Jul 12, 2016

NEMA comments on the Quadrennial Energy Review inform national policy for energy

ROSSLYN, Va.—In comments on the second installation of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recommended concrete steps the federal government can and should take to update the U.S. electric system from transmission and distribution to end use. The QER was launched to stimulate collaborative discussions between government and stakeholders with the goal of a developing comprehensive set of national energy policies. NEMA’s comments emphasized the key role that adoption of modern energy technologies should play.

“The products manufactured by NEMA Members and used by electric utilities and other end users make the U.S. electric system more efficient, reliable, and secure,” said NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff. “Speeding the adoption of modern electrical products and systems—including distribution automation equipment, energy storage systems, smart meters, large power transformers, and more—is a top priority of NEMA. Our QER comments provide specific actions that the federal government should take to evolve the U.S. electric system for the rest of the 21st century.”

The second installation of the QER builds on the first effort, covering the U.S. electric system from generation to end use. NEMA’s comments address planning and siting transmission infrastructure, as well as tax provisions that impact various modern electrical products and systems. NEMA also commented on the treatment of distributed energy resources in electricity markets, physical and cybersecurity of the electric grid, energy efficiency in buildings and industrial processes, and the evolving utility business model.

NEMA’s comments on the second installation of the QER can be downloaded here. Comments on the first installation of the QER focused on the transmission and distribution of energy, and they can be downloaded here.

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

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