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NETA Presents Karl Zimmerman With Its Prestigious Alliance Recognition Award

PORTAGE, Mich., April 10, 2015 -- NETA - The InterNational Electrical Testing Association, an ANSI Accredited standards developing organization, presented its annual Alliance Recognition Award to Karl Zimmerman, Regional Technical Manager for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). The award, which recognizes a NETA Alliance Partner who has exceeded all expectations in advocating for the association and its Accredited Companies, was presented at the PowerTest Member and Alliance Luncheon on March 2, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee, by Alliance Program Chair Jim Cialdea, CEO of 3-C Electrical Company, Inc.

NETA Presents Lorne Gara With The 2015 Diane Hageman Outstanding Achievement Award

PORTAGE, Mich., April 9, 2015 -- NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association), an ANSI Accredited standards developing organization, recently honored Lorne Gara with the 2015 Diane Hageman Outstanding Achievement Award. Gara, who received the recognition at the PowerTest Member and Alliance Luncheon on March 2, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee, is Technical Manager for Orbis Engineering.

NETA Welcomes Newest Accredited Company - Sentinel Power Services

Portage, Michigan, April 3, 2015 - NETA, The InterNational Electrical Testing Association, is proud to add Sentinel Power Services to the community of electrical testing companies committed to meeting the ever-increasing demand for qualified testing firms and personnel. For a complete list of NETA Accredited Companies, or to find a NETA Accredited Company by geographical area, visit www.netaworld.org.

Save the Date for PowerTest 2016 and Join NETA Deep in the Heart of Texas

Premier Electrical Maintenance and Safety Event - March 14-18, 2016

Portage, Michigan, March 27, 2015 - NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, invites professionals involved in the electrical power systems industry to save the date for PowerTest 2016, hosted at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 14 - 18, 2016.

NETA Announces Best of PowerTest Award Recipients at PowerBash 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee

PORTAGE, Mich., March 26, 2015 -- NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, hosted a record-breaking crowd at PowerTest 2015. Each year PowerTest, the industry's premier electrical maintenance and safety event, continues to grow with expanded technical sessions, trade show exhibitions, themed hospitality suites, and interactive events.

NETA Debuts New ANSI Standard that Bridges the Gap Between Acceptance and Commissioning of Electrical Power Systems

PORTAGE, Mich., March 25, 2015 -- NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, is proud to announce the arrival of its newest American National Standard, the ANSI/NETA ECS Standard for Electrical Commissioning Specifications for Electrical Power Equipment and Systems, 2015 edition. This new standard was created to bridge the gap between electrical acceptance testing and commissioning to assure that electrical equipment and systems are operating in accordance with applicable standards, manufacturer tolerances, and are installed and performing as intended in accordance with design specifications.

PowerTest 2015 Rocks Nashville in Five Energy-Filled Days of Learning and Networking

PORTAGE, Mich., March 18, 2015 -- Every year, the nation's leading electrical maintenance and safety professionals converge on the annual PowerTest event for in-depth technical presentations, great networking opportunities, and exposure to the industry's latest technologies and services -- and PowerTest 2015 did not disappoint.

PowerTest 2015 Seminars: Increase Your Knowledge, Connections, and Continuing Education Credits in Three Action-Packed Days

PORTAGE, Mich., February 9, 2015 -- Some of the nation's leading electrical power system experts will converge on Nashville, March 2-6, 2015 for five full days of high-powered learning, including three days of seminars that allow attendees into delve deeply into today's trending topics. Hosted by NETA (International Electrical Testing Association) but open to all, PowerTest 2015's first two days of technical sessions are followed by 12 in-depth seminars on Wednesday and Thursday, and the first-ever Doble Laboratory Seminar on Friday.

Meeting of the Minds: March 2015, Nashville Tennessee Bringing Ideas to the Table at PowerTest and Throughout the Coming Year

Portage, Michigan - Jan 6, 2015 NETA's Accredited Companies, Corporate Alliance Partners, and individual Alliance Partners will meet next during the NETA Member and Alliance Meeting to be held from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Sunday, March 1, 2015, the day before PowerTest 2015 officially begins.

Twelve Electrical Power System Seminars in Two Days. PowerTest 2015 Brings Together Electrical Power System Experts for High-Powered Learning.

NETA Presents the Premier Electrical Maintenance and Safety Event

Portage, Michigan, December 16, 2014 - PowerTest 2015, hosted by NETA - The InterNational Electrical Testing Association, March 2-6, 2015, will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. This premier conference offers over 45 technical presentations in just five days.

PowerTest 2015: Technical Presentations, Special Events, Networking Opportunities, and More in Music City

The Premier Electrical Maintenance and Safety Event, March 2-6, 2015

Portage, Michigan, December 1, 2014 - PowerTest 2015 offers 45 technical presentations and seminars on electrical power system maintenance and electrical safety along with a variety of special events including, educational sessions and networking opportunities. PowerTest special events are designed to expand learning, build relationships, and encourage sharing of ideas. These events will be held at PowerTest 2015, March 2-6, 2015, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee and are hosted by NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association.

PowerTest 2015: Safety Summit, Interactive Electrical Power Discussion Panels with Industry Experts, the Largest Electrical Maintenance and Safety Trade Show, and PowerBash Networking Event

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Premier Electrical Maintenance and Safety Event

Portage, Michigan, November 10, 2014 - Electrical Safety, Transformers, Testing Methodologies, and Medium-Voltage Equipment are the panel sessions being led by industry experts on day two of PowerTest 2015, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee. PowerTest is hosted by NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association.

NETA SPTS Courses Help Electrical Power Professionals Earn Continuing Education Credits in Time to Meet Year-End Requirements

NETA Level III and Level IV Technicians

Portage, Michigan, November 17, 2014 - Every three years, each Level III and Level IV technician who is certified by NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, is required to have earned 48 continuing technical development credits (CTD credits) by December 31 in order to maintain his or her certification. This continuing education requirement helps assure that NETA Certified Technicians stay current with emerging technologies, new editions of industry standards, and best practices. Taking NETA Self-Paced Technical Seminars (SPTS) is a convenient way for technicians to earn these CTD credits.

Shermco Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

A Classic is Born in 1974

DALLAS - The year of 1974 gave us many classics. "Jaws" was published, "Happy Days" came on the air, "You are the Sunshine of my Life" was nominated for a Grammy and Shermco Industries was founded. And now Shermco Industries celebrates 40 years in business.

Engineers, Technicians, and Electrical Power System Industry Leaders Gather for High-Powered Learning at PowerTest 2015 Focus on Monday, March 2, 2015

NETA Presents the Premier Electrical Maintenance and Safety Event

Portage, Michigan, November 1, 2014 - Electrical safety, reliability, equipment, relays, and electrical commissioning, will be the focus on the first day of PowerTest 2015, Monday, March 2, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. PowerTest is an event hosted by NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association) and will be held March 2-6, 2015.

NETA Members and Alliance Partners Take Advantage of Golden Opportunity

Portage, Michigan, October 8, 2014 - NETA hosted the first NETA Member and Alliance Partner event at a venue other than PowerTest on September 10, 2014, in San Francisco, California. Set in the heart of the city next to the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge, this evening event included a technical presentation on best testing practices for molded-case circuit breakers that led into an open exchange of information, ideas, and insights into various aspects of this subject from many different points of view within the industry. More than 30 people, from NETA Accredited Companies, Alliance Partners, and various manufacturers of molded-case circuit breakers attended the event.

NETA and Shermco Industries Invite PCIC Attendees to an Evening of Wine and Chocolate. A Hospitality “Sweet” Sure to Delight the Petro/Chem Crowd

Wine and Chocolate Theme Set to Spark a Fun Evening for Petro/Chem Crowd
   
Portage, Michigan, August 20, 2014 -The InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA) and Shermco Industries, today announced a jointly-sponsored Hospitality "Sweet" open to all attendees of the 61st IEEE-PCIC Conference on Tuesday night, September 9, 2014.

NETA Reaches Across Industries Looking To Advance Electrical Power Safety And Reliability

Portage, Michigan, July 16, 2014 - NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, is reaching across industries to develop alliances and raise awareness about the importance of acceptance and maintenance testing of electrical power equipment and systems.

At this year's International Conference of Doble Clients, held in Boston, Massachusetts, April 6-11, 2014, NETA met its goal of building and reinforcing relationships within the power generation and transmission industry. The conference is considered one of the world's leading events for the electrical power systems industry.

NETA World Journal Explores 64S Protection Guide in Summer 2014 Issue

Portage, Michigan, July 16, 2014 - In the summer 2014 issue of NETA World Journal, the quarterly technical publication of the InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA), readers will learn about the 64S protection guide as presented by Steve Turner, senior applications engineer for Beckwith Electric Company, Inc. Turner's research explores the theory, application, and commissioning of 100 percent stator ground-fault protection for generators using low-frequency injection.

NETA Launches New Corporate Alliance Partnership Program - Welcomes Inaugural Members

Portage, Michigan, February 24, 2014 - NETA has launched a new Corporate Alliance Partnership Program that brings all facets of the electrical power systems industry into alignment. The new program provides an efficient avenue for non-NETA companies to become an integrated force with regard to serving the electrical power systems industry and support the work of the association.

The program's mission is to create opportunities for exchanging information, ideas, and strategies across subsets of the electrical power systems industry. The Corporate Alliance Partnership Program provides participants many ways to support the mission of NETA Accredited Companies that are committed to creating safe and reliable power systems by developing synergy between standards developers, manufacturers of electrical components and electrical test equipment, architects and engineers, facility management companies, and many others responsible for large power systems and equipment.   

PowerTest 2014 Announces Power Packed Seminar Lineup for Wednesday and Thursday, March 5-6, 2014

Portage, Michigan, December 4, 2013 - Today, NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association) announced its selection of in-depth seminars scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, March 5-6, of PowerTest 2014.

The premier conference for professionals responsible for testing, maintenance, and supervision of electrical power systems, has packed the event's final two days with an extensive selection of 12 comprehensive sessions presented by experts from the foremost companies in the industry.  Attendees will are able to attend up to four, four-hour sessions. Sessions range from offering technical instruction and insights illustrated through case-studies to practical application of the newest edition of NFPA 70E, to assessment, testing, and maintenance procedures for a wide range of electrical components and systems.


On Wednesday, sessions will focus on maintenance and testing, compliance, safety, and power factor theory. Among the all-star lineup, Shermco Industries' Jim White, the NETA 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient, will present The Practical Application of the NFPA 70E in Routine Work Tasks, as well as a program entitled Condition of Maintenance: A Practical Overview to Understanding and Compliance within the Industry. Karl Zimmerman and Dave Costello of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories will help engineers with challenges and goals of dependability, security, speed, selectivity and simplicity with a seminar entitled Evolving Protective Relay Testing. Learn more about Wednesday's PowerTest schedule.

Electrical Power System Industry Leaders, Engineers and Technicians Gather for High Powered Learning at PowerTest 2014

Portage, Michigan, Dec. 18, 2013 - Safety, reliability, equipment, transformers, and case studies, will be the focus on the first day of PowerTest 2014, Monday, March 3. PowerTest is an event hosted by NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association).

Attendees can choose from 27 unique, 45-minute technical presentations including the option to attend a three-hour symposium covering power transformers. NETA Certified Technicians who need Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs) as well as other industry professionals needing continuing education will benefit from the broad range of topics presented by leaders in the industry.

PowerTest 2014 Debuts New Mobile App for Attendees’ Ease and Convenience

Portage, Michigan, Dec. 4, 2013 - Monday, March 3, electrical power system industry leaders, engineers, and technicians will assemble for PowerTest 2014 with an empowering new tool in hand.  Today the event's host, NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association), alongside sponsoring company Shermco, introduced a brand new mobile application for Apple and Android devices that will deliver the easiest and most customizable Electrical Maintenance and Safety Event to date, PowerTest 2014.

The specialized app was exclusively designed for PowerTest and is now available for download who wish to enhance their conference experience, or just check out what the conference has to offer before committing to registration.  The app allows participants to see complete conference information on their mobile device, including seminar schedules, speaker bios, and facility maps. Users can also select and create their own custom schedule of events to attend from the full schedule of 27 unique, 45-minute technical presentations, a three-hour symposium on power transformers, and hospitality receptions.

PowerTest 2014: Interactive Sessions with Electrical Power Industry Experts and the Largest Electrical Maintenance and Safety Trade Show

Portage, Michigan, November 4, 2013 - Safety, Circuit Breakers, Transformers, and Relays are the titles of the panel sessions being led by industry experts on day two of PowerTest 2014, Tuesday, March 4. PowerTest is hosted by NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association).

Attendees can choose two of four different panel topics, and learn from experts and peers alike. In each session, the audience guides the discussion by asking questions of the panel of experts, who are each given a chance to respond. NETA Certified Technicians who need Continuing Technical Development credits (CTDs) as well as other industry professionals who need continuing education will benefit from the broad range of topics presented by leaders in the industry.

Electrical Power System Industry Leaders, Engineers and Technicians Gather for High Powered Learning at PowerTest 2014 Focus on: Monday, March 3, 2014

Portage, Michigan, November 1, 2013 - Safety, reliability, equipment, transformers, and case studies, will be the focus on the first day of PowerTest 2014, Monday, March 3. PowerTest is an event hosted by NETA (InterNational Electrical Testing Association).

Attendees can choose from 27 unique, 45-minute technical presentations including the option to attend a three-hour symposium covering power transformers.  NETA Certified Technicians who need Continuing Technical Development Credits (CTDs) as well as other industry professionals needing continuing education will benefit from the broad range of topics presented by leaders in the industry.

Early Bird Registration Now Open for PowerTest 2014

Portage, Michigan, September 11, 2013 - NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association announces the opening of Early Bird Registration for PowerTest 2014.

PowerTest 2014 is set for the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, from March 3--6, 2014, featuring educational presentations, panel discussions, seminars, and a world-class trade show that leverages expertise within the electrical power industry.

NETA and ARCOM Collaborate on MasterSpec® Electrical Testing Requirements

Salt  Lake  City,  Utah  (July  31,  2013)  --  This  February,  the  InterNational  Electrical  Testing  Association  (NETA)  and  ARCOM  launched  a  collaboration  to  incorporate  enhanced  requirements  for  electrical  testing  in  The  American  Institute  of  Architects  (AIA)  MasterSpec(r)  master  guide  specification  sections.

NETA Offers Flexible Training Options for All Technicians

Portage, MI (PRWEB) June 17, 2013

NETA Certified Technicians Can Earn CTD Credits

NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, announces flexible training options for technicians seeking continuing education in their field. In many cases, the options are easily accessible and offer go-at-your-own-pace flexibility.

NETA Announces 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award and Alliance Recognition Award Recipients. Special Congratulations to Jim White, Shermco Industries and Jean-Pierre Wolff, Wolff Vineyards

Portage, Michigan, June 7, 2013

The InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA) has chosen two long-time contributors to the Association as the recipients of its annual special recognition awards.

NETA Announces Dates for PowerTest 2014

Portage, Michigan (PRWEB) April 18, 2013

Speakers Sought for Annual Electrical Maintenance and Safety Conference

NETA, The InterNational Electrical Testing Association, will stage its annual PowerTest Conference at the Hyatt Regency Denver in downtown Denver, Colorado, from March 3 - 6, 2014.

The conference, focused on electrical maintenance and safety, offers professionals the latest state-of-the-art solutions to modern challenges via technical presentations and panel discussions from the industry's leading minds.