Welcome to the 2019 Winter Edition of NETA World

Scott Blizard, American Electrical Testing Company LLCColumns, President's Desk, Winter 2019 Columns

As humans, we are drawn to one another and communicate with each other using a variety of methods. Good and effective communication is an essential tool to achieve productivity and maintain strong and lasting working relationships at all levels of an organization. What every interaction has in common is the need for clear and effective communication. 

In this issue of NETA World, we look at the way electrical systems communicate internally with controls, devices, and applications to improve the functionality of the protection, automation, and control systems. Articles in this issue range from R-GOOSE technology on the smart grid to new communication devices for monitoring electrical power distribution systems.

Mark your calendar — PowerTest 2020 is February 24–28, 2020! PowerTest 2020 will take place in one of the world’s most dynamic and popular cities: Chicago, at the Hyatt Regency. The PowerTest Conference will feature a symposium and a separate panel session on emerging technologies. Be sure to check it out. I can tell you the venue and programs for PowerTest 2020 are sure to be outstanding. Register today to assure your spot among the leaders in the electrical testing industry.

Here in the Northeast, winter brings some interesting weather. Be aware of ice, snow, sleet, and rain when traveling the roadways. Leave a little extra room between you and the vehicle in front of you. Be aware of walkways, driveways, and parking lots for black ice. It is the season for trips, slips, and falls.

Coach safe behavior … Living injury free every day!

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