CESA Member Benefits

There are many benefits to joining CESA, including advocacy and market development, market and regulatory intelligence, expert access, networking and relationship building, industry leadership, and monetary savings. Please refer to the table below for details based on membership level, or view our 2020 Membership Prospectus.

Advocacy & Market Development Series A General Board
Engage and shape how the storage industry is represented within the CPUC, CAISO, CEC, California Legislature, and FERC (review CESA public comments, regulatory filings, thought-leadership publications)
Participate in CESA Political Action Committee to direct donations to energy storage champions
Guide CESA’s near- and long-term strategy through regular CESA Board meetings and annual strategic planning meetings
Direct CESA engagement in the legislative process through weekly Legislative Working Group meetings
Chair CESA Working Groups

Market & Regulatory Intelligence for California, Federal, International Series A General Board
Receive timely notice of publicly released Requests for Proposals (RFP) and other energy storage business opportunities
Receive real-time comprehensive industry and market updates, including Monthly Policy Update webinar and reports, and actionable issue updates via email
Participate in educational webinars on relevant topics
Receive advance (pre-public) notification of upcoming Requests for Proposals, when possible

Business Development & Networking Series A General Board
Build relationships with industry and utility leaders, government officials, market operators, potential customers through exclusive CESA events, meetings, working groups, including the annual Market Development Forum
Facilitated, personalized introductions to key industry stakeholders, as appropriate
Represent CESA in key face-to-face meetings with utility and government decision makers

Access CESA Industry Experts Series A General Board
Interface with CESA experts through routine communications and working groups
Receive additional personalized attention regarding CESA policy issues from CESA leadership, as reasonable

Brand Promotion as Energy Storage Thought Leader Series A General Board
Company listing on CESA promotional materials, website, conference presentations and filings as a member company
Brand visibility at CESA events, media channels and promotions
Prominent leadership recognition at CESA’s annual Market Development Forum, webinars and promotional materials

Monetary Savings Series A General Board
Significantly reduced cost of regulatory activity through avoided governmental affairs and in-house legal staff expenses
Pre-negotiated CESA member discounts to industry partner events and webinars (including Energy Storage North America Conference & Expo)
Sponsorship-level recognition in CESA’s annual Market Development Forum promotional materials