MESA gets a boost from Washington State Governor Jay Inslee

July 8, 2014
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced today over $14 million in awards from his state’s Clean Energy Fund to invest in storage and smart grid projects at utilities and research institutions in the state. This is great news for MESA, since Washington-based Snohomish Public Utility District and Puget Sound Energy are both MESA supporters.
Following upon Governor Inslee’s announcement, both Snohomish PUD and 1Energy Systems today released news that they expect to deploy more MESA-based systems and technology based on the investment of matching funds from the state.
All in all, a good day for open standards in energy storage!

SunSpec and MESA Alliances Drive Standards for Energy Storage

January 28, 2014

Distributech Conference, San Antonio, TX – Today the SunSpec Alliance and the MESA Standards Alliance announced a joint effort to advance common communication standards for energy storage devices to lower costs and increase customer adoption.

An industry consortium of electric utilities and technology suppliers have developed the Modular EnergyStorage Architecture (MESA) and created the MESA Standards Alliance. The MESA standards are an open, non-proprietary set of specifications and standards to accelerate interoperability, scalability, safety, quality, availability, and affordability in energy storage components and systems. These standards are complementary to SunSpec communication standards for distributed energy components and applications. The intention of MESA and SunSpec is to enable seamless integration of storage and distributed energy.

Sunspec Logo_87_framed“SunSpec standards address the operational aspects of photovoltaic power plants on the smart grid and thus reduce costs, promote technology innovation, and accelerate industry growth. The MESA standards do the same thing for the energy storage market and offer a natural complement to our efforts to grow the distributed energy industry.” said Tom Tansy, Chairman of the SunSpec Alliance.


Read the full SunSpec-MESA Alliance news release.2014-01-28