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The Advanced Class

An association fosters advanced energy’s progress over the last decade Alongside new companies designed solely to bring the energy grid in to the digital age, there are associations shouldering a greater portion of the energy efficiency load. Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), for example, is a national association of business leaders whose aim is making the […]

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Manufacturing Defense

NEMA testifies to Congress subcommittee about electroindustry concerns National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Vice President of Government Relations Kyle Pitsor testified in front of the Energy Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday at a hearing on improving the cyber and physical security of the electric grid. Pitsor contended that while NEMA is […]

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NEMA’s Notebook

Association publishes 2018 standards catalog The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published its 2018 edition of the reliable Electrical Standards & Products Guide March 1. The standards guide is commonplace in facilities across the United States, from plants to motor shops.  comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards and technical documents. ‘The Guide’ covers 56 product categories such as […]

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H.I. Approves Pentair

Wisconsin facility gains test laboratory approval Last Thursday the Hydraulic Institute introduced its newest test laboratory approval—Pentair, one of its member companies—for its pump test lab facility in Delavan, Wisconsin. The HI program helps pump OEMs and other pump test laboratories improve their current laboratory procedures and policies by working with a third-party auditor to […]

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Lawsuit Follows Tragedy

Did NEC violations lead to a tragic teenage death?  An electric motor repair company is being sued for claims of negligence in a tragic North Carolina death. Rachel Rosoff died on Sept. 3 in a public pool where she worked, in the Heritage Point neighborhood of Raleigh, N.C. The 17-year-old lifeguard was electrocuted and drowned that Labor Day […]

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Protect Ya Neck

Proposed EPA cuts aim for the jugular of clean and green The White House announced plans on February 28th to reduce the EPA’s budget by 25%. This alone was enough to raise nervousness among fervent supporters of the organization, which includes the entire renewable energy industry. Half a month later, the word on the street […]

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Hello, Old Friend

U.S. and EU collaborate for new standards In an EA interview with motor efficiency expert Ben Ehmcke back in August, some of the things brought to light were the disparity between motor design efficiency in Europe and here in the United States. Ehmcke divulged what many in his circle already knew—that the U.S. has lagged […]

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Meeting of the Minds

Standards of old (UL) teams with progressives of new (AWEA) In a striking example of progressive collaboration, UL is one of the organizations offering preparations for an upcoming renewable energy event, AWEA’s Resources & Projects Energy Assessments Seminar 2016. The AWEA event, to be held 9/27-28 in Minneapolis, is designed as a forum for global wind energy […]

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Don’t get ANSI, it’s here

Organization announces World Standards Week 2016 On Tuesday, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced dates for World Standards Week (WSW) 2016, which will be held October 24–28 in Washington, DC.  WSW is an ANSI-hosted annual event designed to inspire open dialogue about developments and challenges related to standardization and conformity assessment, highlighted in multiple keynote speaker sessions and conferences. […]

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Case(s) Dismissed

RELATED – NBC News reports: a former OSHA federal whistleblower investigator who told members of the media about  problems in the Whistleblower Protection Program says that OSHA has fired him in retaliation   – story/video news report here OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program Draws Criticism The government agency program designed to protect whistleblowers has reportedly fallen short on a […]

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