National Electrical Contractors Association Represented at U.S. Department of Energy Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Roundtable

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NECA was represented by Marco A. Giamberardino, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs. He explained how national funding for electric vehicle storage equipment (EVSE) could impact the electric construction industry, our country’s infrastructure, and the economy in general. He provided an overview of how NECA is working to move these projects forward and ensure the safe and efficient installation of EVSE infrastructure across the country.

“I want to express my thanks to Secretary Granholm for the invitation to discuss electric vehicle charging infrastructure, a topic of great importance and excitement for our industry, and I would like to thank the Biden administration for having made it a key part of the infrastructure program,” said Giamberardino. “These projects provide the opportunity for a wave of new, high-paying, high-paying jobs created by our highly skilled and skilled electrical contractors. NECA is here to help the safe, healthy and successful growth of the electric vehicle market.”

Giamberardino discussed all the ways NECA has advanced the safe installation of EVSEs, including its National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS), which published NECA 413, a standard specifically focused on EVSEs. NECA was also a key partner in the formation of the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP), which is the primary training program to advance the safe installation of these systems.

NECA will continue to promote the innovative and cost-effective potential of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and push for funding to be included as part of a comprehensive infrastructure investment package in 2021.

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SOURCE National Association of Electrical Contractors

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