Hannah Fullmer

Hannah Fullmer is the editorial and multimedia assistant at ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. Contact her at hfullmer@necanet.org

Articles by Hannah Fullmer

December 2017
Roughly 11,000 people are without power today as a result of extreme winds and multiple wildfires burning throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties in Southern California. READ MORE
November 2017
Findings from a survey commissioned by Schneider Electric suggest that although many healthcare facilities want to take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT), they’re ill-equipped to do so. READ MORE
  • Courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
October 2017
Construction sites are a great resource for paleontologists, apparently. Throughout 2017, several fossils, including a mammoth skull, were found during the excavation of a new subway line in Los Angeles. This fall, another impressive discovery was found by construction crews working on a new facility for Thornton's police and fire departments; this time in Thornton, Colo. READ MORE
  • Cumulative U.S. Energy Storage Energy Capacity Additions Region, Vision Case (2017–2025). Courtesy of ESA and Navigant Research
October 2017
On November 6, the Energy Storage Association (ESA) released 35x25: A Vision for Energy Storage, a white paper describing and outlining the means to reaching 35 gigawatts (GW) of new energy storage systems in the United States between 2017 and 2025. Analysis within the report was created in conjunction with Navigant Research. READ MORE
  • Before and after photos from NASA’s Suomi-NPP satellite
October 2017
Less than a week ago, Montana-based electric utility Whitefish Energy was in charge of a $300-million job to restore power to Puerto Rico’s electricity grid, which was destroyed by Hurricane Maria. READ MORE
September 2017
Thirty-four classes are offered throughout the convention (as part of a full NECA registration or as a separate education package). Preconvention workshops are offered Oct. 6–7; they require a separate preregistration and fee. Certificates of attendance will be offered for all courses, and certain courses will offer continuing education hours. For more information, email education@necanet.org. 
September 2017
The Showstopper Showcase is always a popular stop on the trade show floor at the NECA Show, and this year, I decided to see what everybody is always talking about. As it is every year, the 2017 Showcase was open an hour before the trade show, and even though I woke up bright and early to inspect new products, plenty of convention-goers had already beaten me there. READ MORE
August 2017
For tech enthusiasts and early-adopters, the 2017 NECA Convention and Trade Show is an excellent opportunity to keep abreast of industry innovations. Nonmembers can attend the NECA Show, too. As in years past, convention-goers can visit the Showstopper Showcase, sponsored by ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, where they can investigate 200 of the industry’s latest and 
greatest products. 
  • Wind farm on Columbia Hills, Windy Flats. Courtesy of Walter Sigmund on Wikimedia Commons
August 2017
Results from a second quarter market report, released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on July 27, show a growing and evolving industry—from increased development to new projects and customers. READ MORE