General Members

General Members

General Members are critical to the growth of CESA. These members are less involved in the overall steering and decision-making duties of CESA, but recognize the need for strong advocacy in renewable energy storage management.

American Honda Motor Company is a North American subsidiary of Honda Motor Company. The company combines product sales, service, and coordination functions of Honda in North America, and is responsible for distribution, marketing, and sales of Handa and Acura brand automobiles, Honda power sports products, and Honda power equipment products. 

BrightSource Energy designs, develops, and deploys solar thermal technology to produce high-value electricity and steam for power, petroleum, and industrial-process markets worldwide. Combining energy storage with concentrating solar thermal power transforms solar energy into a flexible, dispatchable resource. Deployed at utility scale, it enables power generators to deliver clean energy, reliably and cost-competitively.

Brookfield Renewable operates over 200 hydropower facilities and 11 wind farms, totaling approximately 6,000 megawatts of installed capacity. Its portfolio is diversified across 12 power markets in Canada, the United States and Brazil and generates enough electricity from renewable resources to power more than three million homes on average each year.

Con Edison Development develops, owns and operates renewable energy and energy infrastructure projects and currently has over 400 MW of projects operating in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. The company is an unregulated subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc.

Customized Energy Solutions (CES) is committed to promoting economic development through the advancement of transparent, efficient, and nondiscriminatory wholesale and retail energy markets.  CES supports clients by delivering scalable hosted software platforms to provide end-to-end management and optimization of assets creating profitable participation in the national energy markets today and into the future.

Doosan GridTech delivers control system software and power system engineering services that help utilities integrate distributed energy resources into their grid.

Eagle Crest Energy is developing an advanced technology, 1300 MW closed-loop pumped storage project at a brownfield iron mine site in Southeastern California (Riverside County). The Eagle Mountain project is ideally located to support increased renewable development in Southern California.

EDF Renewable Energy is a leading U.S. independent power producer with more than 25 years of expertise in the renewable industry, covering all range of services from project development, management to operations and maintenance.  EDF Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy market: biogas, biomass, hydro, marine energy and energy storage solutions.  The company develops, constructs, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United States for its own accord as well as for third parties.  EDF Renewable Energy’s portfolio consists of 4 gigawatts of developed projects with 1.9 gigawatts of installed capacity. EDF Renewable Energy is the U.S. subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF Energies Nouvelles is the renewable energy arm of the EDF group, the leading electricity company in the world.

Founded in 1886, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, GAF is part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world. The company's products include a comprehensive portfolio of roofing and waterproofing solutions for residential and commercial properties as well as for civil engineering applications. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. The company's success is driven by a commitment to empowering its people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation. 

Greensmith systems control distributed energy storage and its many applications, including renewable integration, EV charging, and ancillary services. With twenty systems installed since 2008, Greensmith is a rapidly growing leader in utility and end-user solutions. Greensmith specializes in battery operating systems and software to deploy modular battery systems with flexibility and control. These systems support multiple battery manufacturers, enabling Greensmith to remain "battery agnostic" and responsive to a changing battery market.

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR) creates comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments that advance the quality of life across the globe. We heat, cool and automate homes and buildings, enhance commercial and industrial productivity, and keep transported food safe and fresh. Diversity, engagement and teamwork drive innovation at Ingersoll Rand and fuel our passion for exceeding our customers' expectations. Together with principal leadership and ethical business practices, or high-engagement culture drives enduring results that lead to a better world.

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries; advanced batteries for hybrid/electric vehicles and stationary applications; and interior systems for automobiles.

Lendlease is a leading international property and infrastructure group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Our integrated approach means we harness the expertise in infrastructure, design, development, investments and management to deliver a project from conception to completion. 

Mercedes-Benz Energy offers innovative energy storage solutions for homes, companies, and utilities to manage resources more efficiently and sustainably. Using durable lithium-ion batteries produced in Germany, Mercedes-Benz Energy storage systems can optimize solar consumption, reduce expensive peak electric loads, provide backup power, and offer a variety of grid services. Based on the same automotive-grade battery technology used in Mercedes-Benz electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, our storage solutions meet the highest standards of quality, reliability, and safety..

National Grid is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world, covering Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and the UK. The company develops and installs energy storage systems in the US and the UK. 

NEC Energy Solutions, formerly A123, is an industry leader in advanced energy storage, with more than 110MW operating on the grid all worldwide.  It develops and manufactures smart energy storage solutions for electric grid, backup power and lead-acid replacement applications with system integration expertise focusing on high performance, efficiency, safety and reliability.  

NGK Insulators, Ltd. is a Japanese company that primarily produces insulators but also produces its worldwidely-known sodium-sulfur (NaS) batteries developed in cooperation with TEPCO for grid storage applications in in Japan and the United States.NGK's battery systems can be used for both peak shaving, load leveling, emissions reductions, and as emergency power supplies.

NICE America Research, Inc. was established in 2016 as a subsidiary of the National Institute of Clean and Low-Carbon Energy (NICE), an R&D institute affiliated with the Shenhua Group. Located in the Silicon Valley, NICE America Research will promote the implementation of clean energy development strategy, including energy storage. 

NRG Energy is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 500 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers – Reliant, Green Mountain Energy, Energy Plus and NRG Residential Solutions – serve more than 2 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

Parker Hannifin and its Global Energy Grid Tie Division has a broad installed base of energy storage technology, including grid tie inverters and complete outdoor PCS solutions and battery containers, using Parker precision cooling. With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in FY2012, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems.

Range Energy Storage Systems LLC offers California utilities low-cost, long-duration energy storage with the operating capabilities they need to integrate high quanitites of renewables. Range plans to construct, own, and operate a 160-320 MW compressed air energy storage (CAES) facility at the site of the soon-to-be-retired Internountain coal plant (IPP). The project will be developed and managed by the company's co-owners, Sammons Enterprises, Inc. and Duke-American Transmission Company, LLC (DATC).

Recurrent Energy is one of North America’s largest solar project developers. Since the company’s founding in 2006, Recurrent Energy has developed and sold more than 520 MWac of solar PV projects, won more than 1.1 GWac of power purchase agreements, and secured more than $4B of project debt and equity financing. Recurrent Energy is currently developing utility-scale solar PV projects across North America in key solar markets, including California and Texas, with a solar project pipeline exceeding 3.3 GWac.

RES (Renewable Energy Systems) is a fully-integrated renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates projects across North America, Europe, and Australia. Globally, RES has constructed or has under construction more than 12,000 MW of wind, solar, and storage projects. RES operates across the entire value chain except as battery & PCS OEM in delivering optimized, turnkey storage and solar+storage solutions to utilities.

Sharp Labs, headquartered in Camas, WA, is a cornerstone of Sharp Corporation's global research and development network where fundamental and applied research feeds Sharp's vast appetite for technologies that not only are innovative, elegant and practical - but that by design improve the quality of life for people throughout the world.

Stem provides Intelligent Energy Storage Systems that reduce power costs, increase operational efficiencies, maximize renewable generation value and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Sumitomo Electric Company, since its founding in 1897, has developed and delivered many new technologies and products through innovative R&D activities based on the prowess of its engineering and production capabilities in electric wires and power cables. The Sumitomo Electric Group provides superb products and services in five core business segments: "Automotive", "Information & Communications", "Electronics", "Electric Wire & Cable, Energy" and "Industrial Materials".

Sunrun is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States that pioneered the use of solar as a service for residential customers. In March 2016, Sunrun launched its BrightBox product, its first solar energy storage offering for homeowners.

Viridity Energy is an Ormat company that defines the next generation of demand response and energy management. Viridity's extensive power market and facilities management experience, coupled with breakthrough technology, expands the value of the energy assets for its customers. Viridity's management team has unsurpassed experience managing wholesale power markets, green power markets, and operating facilities on the customer side of the meter.

Younicos is a global leader for intelligent storage and grid solutions based on battery technology. Our clients benefit from our technical expertise, commercial know-how and in-depth experience based on nearly 100 megawatts installed in more than 20 energy storage projects worldwide.