NETA Announces Best of PowerTest Award Recipients at PowerBash 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee

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NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, hosted a record-breaking crowd at PowerTest 2015. Each year PowerTest, the industry’s premier electrical maintenance and safety event, continues to grow with expanded technical sessions, trade show exhibitions, themed hospitality suites, and interactive events.

NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association, hosted a record-breaking crowd at PowerTest 2015. Each year PowerTest, the industry’s premier electrical maintenance and safety event, continues to grow with expanded technical sessions, trade show exhibitions, themed hospitality suites, and interactive events.

The annual Best of PowerTest awards have become an eagerly anticipated highlight of PowerTest, with all attendees encouraged to submit ballots recognizing the best of PowerTest in the following categories:

Best of Trade Show
Best of Hospitality Suites
Best of Technical Presentations by Track
Best Overall Technical Presentation

PowerTest 2015 was held at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, March 2-6, 2015, and welcomed over 454 attendees for the many educational sessions and panels that make PowerTest one of the most-attended conferences in the electrical power systems industry.

The Best of PowerTest 2015 awards were announced at the March 3, 2015, PowerBash reception.

*Best in Show*
These awards are presented to exhibitors at the Trade Show who have taken their interactions with attendees to the next level with outstanding exhibits, products, and technologies.

Most Innovative: BCS Switchgear, Inc.
Most Visited: Megger & AVO Training Institute, Inc.
Best in Show: Doble Engineering Company

*Best of Hospitality Suites*
Hospitality is something that NETA has always been known to exude, and the hosts of Monday night's suites go above and beyond to entertain attendees with a smorgasbord of food, drinks, and fun.
Most Technical: Megger & AVO Training Institute, Inc.
Most Appetizing: ECP Solutions, Inc.
Most Hospitable: ENOSERV
Most Creative: Shermco Industries
Most Entertaining: SMC International

*Best of Technical Presentations*
Best Electrical Commissioning Presentation: Understanding and Implementing the ANSI/NETA ECS-2015 by Lorne Gara, Orbis Engineering
Best Electrical Safety Presentation: 12.5 Still Alive – The Impact of an Injury? What Are You Risking? by Gary Norland, Gary Norland Safety Presentations
Best Relay Presentation: Basic Transformer Differential Protection by Jay Garnett, Doble Engineering Company
Best Reliability Presentation: Battery Discharge Testing: Implementing NERC Standards and Field Experiences by Dinesh Chhajer and Robert Foster, Megger
Best Equipment Presentation: Maintenance Testing of Low-Voltage Power Circuit Breakers in a Large Automotive Assembly Plant by Mose Ramieh, III, PGTI & Randall Sagan, MBUSI
Best Overall Presentation: 12.5 Still Alive – The Impact of an Injury? What Are You Risking? by Gary Norland, Gary Norland Safety Presentations

NETA thanks all of the PowerTest attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors and congratulates this year’s winners!

**Save the Date for PowerTest 2016**
It’s never too early to plan for the next PowerTest. Mark your calendars now for PowerTest 2016, March 14-18, 2016, at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. To review the official Call for Speakers information and other advance information, visit the PowerTest 2016 website at http://www.powertest.org or call 888.300.NETA (6382) with further questions.

About NETA
NETA is an ANSI Accredited standards developing organization that creates and maintains standards on electrical testing for electrical power equipment and systems. NETA is an association of leading electrical testing companies comprised of visionaries committed to advancing the industry standards for power system installation and maintenance to ensure the highest level of reliability and safety.
http://www.netaworld.org

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Jill Howell, Market Manager
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