Join MESA

MESA offers a variety of membership options depending on the structure and needs of your organization.

Member Benefits

  • Participate in work groups and workshops
  • Guide MESA specification development
  • Learn how to incorporate MESA specifications
  • Support open standards in the industry
  • Receive technical support on an as-needed basis
  • Share knowledge with peers

Technical Allocation

Standard Membership

Standard MESA Membership for organizations with annual revenue greater than $1M USD. The standard/small business MESA membership is focused on DNP3 and utility communications.

Best for utilities and vendors interested in MESA-ESS specification, certification, and testing.

Small Business Membership

A MESA membership option for small and growing businesses with annual revenue less than or equal to $1M USD. The standard/small business MESA membership is focused on DNP3 and utility communications.

Best for vendors with $1M or less in annual revenue interested in MESA-ESS specification, certification, and testing.

MESA/SunSpec Joint Modbus Membership

A joint membership with our partners at the SunSpec Alliance to allow for MESA storage certification. Organizations become members of both MESA Standards Alliance and the SunSpec Alliance and focus efforts on Modbus and communication within an energy storage system.
Note: any organization who selects this membership will be asked to sign both MESA’s and SunSpec’s membership agreements.
View MESA Membership Agreement | View SunSpec Membership Agreement

Best for utilities and vendors interested in MESA storage certification (MESA-Device). Organizations may be interested in joining MESA as a MESA/SunSpec Joint Modbus member and as a Standard member.

Individual Membership

Membership for a single person who is engaged in the development, distribution, installation, maintenance, use, or support of MESA Standards. Individual members gain full access to working groups, participate in membership meetings, submit recommendations, and are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.

Best for individuals who are interested in supporting MESA-ESS and MESA-Device specification, certification, and testing.

Strategic Partner Membership

Organizations and individuals with industry expertise that partner with MESA Standards Alliance to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and leverage existing efforts. Strategic partners gain full access to working groups, participate in membership meetings, and receive all member communication.

Best for organizations working in the energy storage industry with an interest in partnering with MESA.

Student Membership

For eligible undergraduate or graduate students supportive of the MESA Standards and interested in contributing to MESA’s efforts. Student memberships are limited to four years per person. Eligible students are enrolled part- or full-time at a recognized college university and pursuing a degree related to energy storage. Student members may participate in working groups, attend membership meetings, and receive member communication. Student members have voting rights but may not serve in an elected role.

Best for students undertaking academic pursuits that align with MESA’s work and goals.

Technical Allocation

The 2020 technical allocation supports updating the MESA-ESS DNP3 specification and the development of a testing and certification program for MESA-ESS. While not mandatory, we ask all organizations with DNP3 interests to contribute to these funds as MESA cannot quickly update specifications or develop testing and certification tools without funding above and beyond member fees. The technical assessment is broken out separately as MESA members indicated it is easier to obtain R&D or engineering funds to cover these costs.

The MESA Board set the 2020 technical allocation at $5,000, but the amount may fluctuate each year depending on member priorities. At the end of each calendar year, the Board determines the technical allocation fee for the following year.

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