Recognizing Your Dedication

Eric Beckman, National Field Services, NETA President President's Desk, Columns, Winter 2022 Columns

As so many parts of the world face challenges due to extreme weather and geological events, I want to take a moment to recognize electrical workers and their families. As we all have learned, the electrical infrastructure is quite possibly the most essential part of our life these days. We tend to forget that we can’t accomplish many of the …

The Impact of Electric Vehicles on the Electrical Testing Industry

Eric Beckman, National Field Services, NETA President Columns, Fall 2022 Columns, President's Desk

Hopefully, everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer. I know I’m looking forward to cooler temperatures as it’s been a very hot summer across the South. As the world starts to adapt and the production and use of electric vehicles increases, the impact on the electrical infrastructure is drastic. Charging stations, load demand, and power-grid impact and maintenance requirements are …

A Safety Reminder

Eric Beckman, National Field Services, NETA President Columns, President's Desk, Summer 2022 Columns

Summer is in full swing across the country, and I want to take some time to focus on safety. You’ll find many of our articles in this edition of NETA World revolve around some aspect of safety. Our cover story continues the discussion of the 2018 changes to the arc flash calculation process in IEEE 1584. (Editor’s note: Catch up …

Arc-Flash Hazard and Mitigation

Eric Beckman, National Field Services, NETA President Columns, President's Desk, Spring 2022 Columns

First, welcome to Denver and PowerTest 2022. It certainly is nice to be back to an in-person event! This year also happens to be NETA’s 50th anniversary. Be sure to watch out for special events celebrating this anniversary. You won’t want to miss them. There has been so much development in the area of arc-flash hazard awareness and mitigation in …

NERC and NETA

Eric Beckman, National Field Services, NETA President President's Desk, Columns, Winter 2021 Columns

NETA has been setting standards that pave the way for the minimum requirements to ensure an electrical system operates reliably and safely since 1972. As a result of several widespread blackouts compromising the electric grid, the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC)was appointed in 2006 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to develop various standards to aid in the …

Always Remember: Your Work Is Essential

Eric Beckman, National Field Services, NETA President Columns, Fall 2021 Columns, President's Desk

I want to start by thanking all NETA members and Board members for their support and trust to help lead the organization as I step into my term as President. It truly is an honor to be part of such a first-class organization that’s so well-respected all across the world and to be able to represent and lead it is …