SunSpec and MESA Alliances Drive Standards for 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 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

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SunSpec Alliance is the information standards and certification organization for the Distributed Energy Resource (DER) industry. SunSpec communication standards address operational requirements of solar and energy storage on the smart grid.