The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), signed into law in late 2021, represents a significant milestone in the transformation of U.S. infrastructure toward an accessible and electrified transportation system, modernized buildings and lighting, a more resilient grid, and a more efficient and expanded domestic manufacturing sector.
The IIJA’s nearly $450 billion investment in energy and electrification projects will unlock huge opportunities for American businesses and workers—including the more than 370,000 men and women employed by U.S. electrical manufacturers—spurring economic growth and innovation that will define the next chapter of our nation’s history.
As the lighting market continues its shift toward more efficient, low-energy consuming products, the IIJA will accelerate existing market trends and invigorate new opportunities for the lighting industry.
The IIJA will also provide the opportunity to significantly upgrade the nation’s roadway lighting by installing connected light-emitting diode (LED) roadway lights, which will help create safer driving conditions and smart roads. Furthermore, NEMA expects the same LED-connected systems to be a key part of the EV charging network that the IIJA will help build across the country.
From funding for energy efficiency upgrades, connected roadway lights, to support for the latest in building code improvements, NEMA will track closely the implementation of these funds as they move through federal agencies, program offices, states, and specific program opportunities.
NEMA’s Infographic Detailing $450 Billion Of Infrastructure Funding For The Electrical Industry
The infographic download is available here.