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NECA This Week

ELECTRI to Fund 6 New Research Projects

Jan 22, 2024

Industry News

Energy Dept. Awards $34M in Grants to Develop Power Grid Infrastructure Tech

The U.S. Dept. of Energy is set to boost 12 efforts to develop technologies aimed at undergrounding power lines, modernizing the electric grid and replacing aging infrastructure with $34 million in grants, officials announced Jan.16.



Complete a Safety Survey for an Upcoming Research Paper

Complete a Safety Survey for an Upcoming Research Paper

Your responses to this survey will provide key insight for a research paper on the role that senior leaders play in workplace safety. NECA's Executive Director of Safety Wes Wheeler, President of HR Resources of the Carolinas Keith Wheeler, and CEO of Habit Mastery Consulting Sharon Lipinski will co-present the research findings into how senior leaders impact the effectiveness of an organization’s safety program at the 2024 NECA Safety Professionals Conference in May.

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Join the Next Generation of Innovators

Join the Next Generation of Innovators

The NECA Innovation Institute (NII) is propelling the electrical construction industry forward, providing NECA members with a cutting-edge platform to enhance their businesses through the cultivation of visionary thinkers. Having successfully concluded two yearlong programs, NII has engaged strategic problem-solving experts to mentor upcoming executives and emerging leaders in the field. Aimed at transforming candidates into forward-thinking pioneers, each Institute participant is nominated by an Executive Sponsor from their company.

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Last Chance to Submit Speaker Proposal

Apply to Speak at NECA 2024 San Diego

NECA is seeking proposals on a wide-range of topics in the electrical contracting industry for our annual convention to be held in San Diego, California September 28 - October 1, 2024. All presentations should focus on key issues in the industry, engage participants, feature audio visual elements, and provide participants with a measurable takeaway from the program. Proposals are due by January 29.

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ELECTRI Funds 6 New Research Projects

ELECTRI Funds 6 New Research Projects

At the ELECTRI Winter Council meeting last week, the ELECTRI Council voted to fund six new projects that promise crucial research for the electrical industry. Stay tuned for their publication later this year! Check out some of ELECTRI's recently released research reports below on their website.

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Upcoming Events

In-Person Events

2024 MEP Innovation Conference
Jan. 29 - 31 | Orlando, FL

2024 Women in NECA & Future Leaders (WINFL) Leadership Conference
Feb. 5 - 7 | Atlanta, GA

NECA EMERGE Conference
April 15 - 17 | Las Vegas, NV


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Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction
Feb. 5 - 20 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Supply Chain Management
Feb. 8 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction
Feb. 12 - 27 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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