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NEMA results of SGIP governing board election


December 21, 2009
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The members and staff of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) have been elected to represent the electroindustry in the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) governing board.

Intertwined with the weeklong series of meetings at Grid-Interop 2009
in Denver, Colorado, the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) established its SGIP and governing board. A vote
was held to ratify the charter and bylaws.

Candidates for the governing board, which consists of 22 stakeholder
categories and three at-large seats, participated in panels to clarify
their positions on priorities for smart grid. Four representatives from
NEMA member companies and one staff member were elected to the board.

Tariq Samad of Honeywell will represent commercial
and industrial equipment manufacturers and automation vendors while
Todd Rytting of Panasonic was elected to consumers:
residential, commercial, and industrial. Power equipment manufacturers
and vendors will be represented by Le Tang of ABB. John
McDonald of GE will be an at-large candidate and John
Caskey of NEMA is responsible for standard and specification
development organizations.