Chapter Corner

Danny Abbate

NEMA Industry Director Danny Abbate manages the electroindustry’s Commercial Products sector comprised of 13 product sections and 71 companies. Possessing unique crossover skills as a mechanical engineer with an MBA, Danny offers a business perspective fueled by technical acumen gleaned from a decade of experience in the 
manufacturing and service contracting industries.

Protecting Capital Assets in the Electrification Era

The new era of electrification is introducing an entire suite of electronic products, sensors, and connected devices that are susceptible to damage from electrical surges, also called transients: electric vehicles are replacing internal combustion engines; space and water heating in buildings can be converted to heat pumps or electric resistance heating; indoor agriculture may boost demand for lighting and HVAC equipment, which may necessitate grid upgrades; and industrial heating and automation can both increase electricity demand.