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Electrical Contractors Hail House Passage of Energy Bill

Dec 03, 2015

John M. Grau, CEO of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), released the following statement on the passage of the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015:

“NECA has voiced its strong support of the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015 and is pleased to see its passage in the House. This long-awaited and comprehensive energy policy bill focuses on the transmission, distribution, and storage of energy to ensure we have the necessary infrastructure to meet today’s modern energy challenges and will bring our nation’s energy policies into the 21st century.

We are pleased this legislation will streamline the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission review process for federal energy related applications and the regulatory process for authorizing liquefied natural gas exports. In addition, the bill will expand the use of resiliency-related technologies such as advanced grid technologies, distributed generation, microgrid systems, combined heat and power, waste heat resources, and energy storage technologies. Making greater use of these new technologies will help conserve energy and helps companies save money in the long run. 

The benefits of this legislation are clear: job creation, energy security, energy independence, and economic growth. Creating more jobs in the construction industry is in the national interest, and this legislation will help meet this goal.”

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The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is the nationally recognized voice of the electrical construction industry, comprising more than 80,000 electrical contracting firms, employing over 750,000 electrical workers and producing an annual volume of over $130 billion in electrical construction. NECA contractors nationwide are involved in specialized construction work related to the design, installation and maintenance of electrical systems.

CONTACT: Marco Giamberardino
(301) 215-4522; 
marco.giamberardino@necanet.org