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. 

Bright Energy Storage Technologies is commercializing novel energy storage and generation technologies. Their technology offers attractive economics for meeting requirements of a wide range of retail and wholesale grid-connected applications across a broad power- and duration range.

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.

California Environmental Associates (CEA) is a small consulting firm which helps transform business practices, public policies, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropic strategies to improve environmental outcomes. Through its regulatory practice area, CEA helps clients identify, track, and manage complicated environmental regulations and policy initiatives that impact their businesses. CEA represents SD Energy Storage, formerly known as Pathfinder, which is developing a 1,200-MW compressed air energy storage (CAES) project located in Millard County, Utah. 

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. 

Green Charge Networks has been designing and deploying commercial energy storage since 2009, with systems installed throughout the United States. Backed by ENGIE, the largest independent power producer in the world, Green Charge’s mission is to use energy storage to power the world efficiently and sustainably. Our team is comprised of top energy storage industry experts, who provide performance-based solutions to optimize the value of energy for our customers. Our ecosystem of solar, EV charging, and energy efficiency partners allows our customers to combine energy storage and renewables easily and economically. Delivering all these capabilities with the least possible risk is the Green Charge Power Efficiency Agreement—a shared-savings model that puts the power of energy storage in customers’ hands with no capital outlay.


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.

Hitachi Chemical is a leading Chemical and Material manufacturer that specializes in products used in the Electronic, Automotive/Transportation, Energy, and Life Science Fields.  Our origins from our parent company, Hitachi Ltd., give us a unique perspective for supplying materials and products for electrical applications in these growing fields.

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.

Lockheed Martin provides safe, cost-effective, bankable, and intelligent energy storage systems for applications from behind-the-meter C&I to wholesale interconnected storage.  Our turn-key product offerings for the commercial energy storage sector utilize a range of chemistries to deliver least-cost, best-fit solutions to meet our customers’ energy storage needs.  Lockheed Martin is also developing a high-performance low-cost flow battery, based on a proprietary chemistry, that is tailored for long-duration energy storage applications.

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.  

With over 5 GW of shipments worldwide, NEXTracker is a global provider of solar and energy storage solutions. With a focus on installing more PV with less impact to the grid, our customers receive exceptional returns on their investment with NX Fusion Plus, our groundbreaking solar + storage solution. As the #1 single-axis tracker supplier worldwide, we engage hundreds of solar plants of all sizes. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company has offices in Mexico, China, India, Brazil, Chile, Australia, and Tennessee.

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. 

OutBack Power is the leading designer and manufacturer of advanced power conversion components and systems for renewable energy, back-up, and mobile applications. With an emphasis on product performance, OutBack has established itself as the product of choice in harsh environmental conditions and applications where product reliability is paramount.

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.

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 Americas Inc. is a fully-integrated renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates projects across North America. The company constructed/has under construction more than 5,200 MW. RES Americas is using its construction/development expertise to provide energy storage solutions that will support the integration of renewable energy.

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.

Southwest Generation is a growing, privately held, independent power producer based in Denver, CO. On behalf of its owners and partners, Southwest Generation develops, owns, and operates utility-scale generation that is competitive, flexible, and clean. Its platform currently consists of 900 MW of generation in California, Colorado, and New Mexico. Southwest Generation's flexible power generation helps keep electricity flowing reliably to homes and businesses across the Southwest. 

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.