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NEMA EI_July11

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The Association of Electrical and Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturers
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www.nema.org
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July 2011
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Vol. 16 No. 7
 
Miratin to the
M Gi
focusing on T&D systems
    A    L    S    O     I    N    S    I    D    E
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 The Synergy o Wildlie and Power Transmission
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 T&D Systems—When Does Automation Become “Smart”?
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 Reviewing Efciency Standards or Distribution Transormers
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 NEMA Helps Flood Victims with
Evaluating Water-Damaged Electrical Equipment 
 
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Copyright© 2011 Underwriters Laboratories Inc. All rights reserved.
 
CONTENTS
FEATURES:
NEMA
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text and cover pages are printed using SFI certifed Anthempaper using soy ink.
• SFI certied products come from North American forests
managed to rigorous environmental standards.
• SFI standards conserve biodiversity and protect soil andwater quality, as well as wildlife habitats.• SFI forests are audited by independent experts to ensure
proper adherence to the SFI Standard.
• SFI participants also plant more than 650 million trees each year to keep these forests thriving.
ECO BOX
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(ISSN 1066-2464) is published monthly by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, 1300 N. 17th Street, Suite1752, Rosslyn, VA 22209; 703.841.3200. FAX: 703.841.5900. Periodicals postage paid at Rosslyn, VA, and York, PA, and additional
mailing ofces. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to NEMA, 1300 N. 17th Street, Suite 1752, Rosslyn, VA 22209. The opinions or
views expressed in
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do not necessarily reect the positions of NEMA or any of its subdivisions.
Follow NEMA:
www.nema.org/facebook, blog.nema.org, podcast.nema.org, twitter.com/NEMAupdates,www.youtube.com/NEMAvue, www.nema.org/linkedin
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Publisher | Joseph HigbeeManaging Editor / Editor in Chief | Pat WalshContributing Editors | William E. Green IIIChrissy L. Skudera
 
Economic Spotlight | Timothy Gill
Standards | Al ScolnikWashington Report | Kyle Pitsor
Art Director | Jennifer TillmannMedia Sales Team Leader | Stephanie Bunsick
NOTES:DEPARTMENTS:
NEMA Ocers ................................................................2Comments rom the C-Suite ..........................................2View rom the Top ..........................................................3
Integrating Wildlife with PowerTransmission—A Win-Win Solution ................8T&D Systems—When Does AutomationBecome “Smart”? .........................................10NEMA to Organize Power Solutions Division ...11A Personal Journey—Discovering theHigh Flux Isotope Reactor at NEMA ...............12Surge Arresters: Utility Surge ProtectionUpgrade Considerations ...............................14Energy Independence and Security Actof 2007—A Smart Grid Reality Check ............16Washington Report ........................................4
Transmission Corridors—Getting Power romPoint A to Point B ...........................................................4DOE Reviewing Eciency Standards orDistribution Transormers ..............................................6e-KNOW Act Gives Consumers Control .........................7DOE Awards $19 Billion in T&D Technologies ...............7
Electroindustry News ...................................17
Leading Technology Forecaster to beFeatured at NEMA’s 2011 Annual Meeting .................17Tune into ESFI or Saety Videos ...................................17Midwest Flooding Prompts Warning aboutWater-Damaged Electrical Equipment........................18Earthest Earns a Thumbs Up .......................................18Surveying the Future o Electric Heat ..........................19Care Act Builds on Manuacturing IndustryEorts to Ensure Sae Imaging Services ......................20MITA Issues Statement on JACR RadiologyBeneft Managers Study ..............................................20
Code Actions/Standardization Trends ............21
 Standards Wars—Myth or Reality 
A Timely Discussion o an Old Issue.............................21IEC Committees Abuzz with T&D Issues ......................22New Tool Available to Electroindustry orSpeciying Nanomaterials ............................................23ANSI C84.1—Just Right! ............................................243 TS Adds Standardized Controls to FlashingYellow Arrows ..............................................................24
Roadside Lighting Systems & Transportation Management Centers—
NTCIP Builds onHistorical Developments in Street Lighting.................25Progress o IEC-Based Standards Developedunder CANENA Harmonization Process.......................26U.S. Delegation to IEC TC Seeks Experts orEnvironmental Standards Development .....................27IEC Considers Potential Surge ArresterClassifcation Changes .................................................27Pennsylvania Repeals Sprinkler Requirement .............28Idaho Begins Process o Adopting 2011
NEC® 
............28
International Roundup ................................29
Energy Eciency Collaboration Project Announcedat COPANT 2011 General Assembly ............................29
Economic Spotlight ......................................31
 
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