How Battery Plants & EV Charging Stations are Changing the Landscape for Electrical Contractors

This panel consists of three (3) NECA contractors who are extensively involved in the development of EV charging stations and battery plants nationwide. They will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of constructing battery plants and developing EV charging stations and how these “mega projects” make it challenging for smaller contractors to perform the work they are obtaining on time and on budget.ill discuss how these “mega projects” make it challenging for smaller contractors to perform the work they are obtaining on time and on budget.

Breaking Free From ‘Three Bids and a Buy’:  Harnessing NFPA 70B and 70E for Customer Trust and Long-Term Success

Delve into the pivotal updates within NFPA 70B and 70E and their combined impact on facility system reliability and safety. During this session, we will explore how these changes align to elevate operational standards, mitigate risks and foster a culture of safety. Beyond compliance, we uncover strategies for contractors to leverage these advancements to build enduring relationships with clients, unlocking recurring revenue streams and a trusted seat at your client’s planning table.

The Road to Low Voltage DC Powered Buildings

The industry’s growing interest within low voltage systems has been accelerated by the recent introduction of Fault Managed Power (FMP/Class 4 power) via Article 726 of the 2023 National Electric Code (NEC). This transformative shift aligns safety standards with Class 2 systems, reshaping electrical building systems and opening doors for groundbreaking advancements. In this session, attendees will dive into the transformative impact of employing Fault Managed Power (FMP) to reduce environmental impact and operational costs across diverse building environments and explore the cost-saving benefits. Real-world applications and case studies will also be examined to demonstrate the cost-efficient advantages of embracing DC Technology, including PoE lighting, in different building infrastructures.

Getting Started in Systems Integration

The Internet of Things (IoT) and adoption of smart building technologies has become increasingly prevalent, with integrated limited energy systems revolutionizing functionalities, such as intelligent lighting, HVAC control, building automation and advanced data communication systems. This session delves into the transformative trends driving the limited energy market and the abundant opportunities they offer to electrical contractors looking to enter the integration business. The strategic steps necessary to navigate this burgeoning marketplace successfully and knowledge needed to capitalize on emerging trends and technologies effectively will also be discussed.

Helping You Win More EVSE Projects and Doing Them More Profitably

This presentation will help NECA members navigate how to successfully sell Electrical Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). We will discuss strategies to win more of these projects, including government incentives. We will also discuss techniques to make these projects more profitable, such as project management and mitigating risk.

Roundtable: Service and Maintenance

Service & Maintenance work is centered around efficiency, safety and reliability of electrical systems. This roundtable discussion among your peers offers the chance to learn about service & maintenance best practices and strategies.

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Electrical Contracting Market

For successful mergers & acquisitions, knowing what buyers are looking for and how to stand out in the electrical contracting market is important to business success. This session will provide an overview of the M&A market for electrical contractors, reviewing trends, buyer dynamics, and what buyers are looking for when considering an acquisition.