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Smart Grid Products can curb electrical grid reliability issues.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 12, 2012 - In light of the most recent grid reliability failures from the June 29 storm in the Washington, D.C. region, it is important that local and national governments address this issue. Products are currently available to increase grid reliability and expedite power restoration. These Smart Grid products can and should be put into play now. On Thursday, July 12, electrical equipment manufacturing industry CEOs will be available for interview at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

Electrical Grid Reliability Issues Can be Curbed with Integration of Available Smart Grid Products

Press release date: Jul 10, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY - CEOs Available for Interview

Thursday, July 12, 2012
10 a.m.
Electrical Grid Reliability Issues Can Be Curbed with Integration of Available Smart Grid Products.
Government action needed to support utilities with these efforts.

Media Contacts: Please contact if interested.

NEMA: Joseph Higbee: (703) 841-3241; joseph.higbee@nema.org
Chrissy Skudera: (703) 841-3251; chrissy.skudera@nema.org

What: NEMA represents manufacturers of electrical products purchased by utilities for use in the electric grid. In light of the most recent grid reliability failures from the June 29 storm in the Washington, D.C. region, it is important that local and national governments address this issue. Products are currently available to increase grid reliability and expedite power restoration. These Smart Grid products can and should be put into play now.

Who: Electrical equipment manufacturing industry CEOs will be in town for a NEMA available for interview.

Where: The Capital Hilton Hotel
The Ohio Room
1001 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
When: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 10 a.m.

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member 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. Worldwide annual sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion.