PowerTest 2021 — An All-New Virtual Experience

Scott Blizard, American Electrical Testing Company LLCPresident's Desk, Columns, Spring 2021 Columns

It is January 20, 2021, and the country is in the midst of a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus. The Conference Committee, in consultation with the NETA Board of Directors, has decided  to go totally virtual with PowerTest 2021,  the premier electrical maintenance and safety conference intended for all electrical professionals and especially beneficial for field service technicians, inspectors, utility associates, project managers/developers, engineers, government personnel, reliability specialists, trainers, thermographers, and wind energy professionals.   

PowerTest TV features high-powered on-demand content, the flexibility to participate from anywhere in the world, and the ability to earn NETA CTDs and industry credits. The agenda features technical presentations, live Q & A, a virtual expo, and more! PowerTest TV offers a more customizable conference experience, allowing an attendee up to 90 days after the conference to access more content than ever before.

The theme for this issue of NETA World is low-voltage circuit breakers. Check out “Working with Circuit Breakers Safely” by Jim White of Shermco Industries; “Primary Injection Testing on Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers” by Sanket Bolar of Megger; and “Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers — A Maintenance Must!” by Kerry Heid of Shermco Industries.

NETA Technicians have been identified as essential workers helping to support and maintain the critical infrastructure of our nation. Be sure to follow the COVID-19 policies set out by your company and your customers. Policies should include many of the preventative measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus from the CDC in the United States and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Be safe and err on the side of caution.

Mark your calendar! PowerTest 2022 will take place February 28–March 4, 2022, in Denver, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. We look forward to seeing you there.

Coach safe behavior …  Living injury and disease free every day!

Scott A. Blizard, President
International Electrical Testing Association
Safety First…No One Gets Hurt!