Beacon Power is a corporate member and proudly supports the work of the following national and regional organizations:
The American Council On Renewable Energy, a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., is focused on accelerating the adoption of renewable energy technologies into the mainstream of American society through work in convening, information publishing and communications. With a focus on trade, finance and policy, ACORE promotes all renewable energy options for the production of renewable energy sources including solar, wind, georthermal, hydrogen, ocean, biomass, and waste.
Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.
The mission of the American Wind Energy Association is to promote wind power growth through advocacy, communication, and education.
The ESA members represent:
- Electric utilities, ESCOs, IPPs
- Researchers committed to advancing the state of the art in energy storage solutions
- Technology developers involved with advanced batteries, flywheels, SMES, and component suppliers, such as power conversion systems.
The GridWise Alliance unites companies from across the country who are committed to transforming the nation's electricity grid by integrating emerging energy and information technologies to generate, distribute, and consume energy more efficiently, cleanly, and cost-effectively. Formed in 2003, the Alliance grew out of the growing concerns from utilities and consumers alike, that underinvestment in the nation's electric grid was reducing reliability, increasing costs, and resulting in an inability of the electric grid to provide for the needs of the future economy. The Alliance provides a forum where members representing a broad range of interests in the electricity sector can meet, exchange ideas, and work cooperatively on a common set of issues, with the goal of moving the US electric grid into the information age.
The IEEE and its predecessors, the AIEE (American Institute of Electrical Engineers) and the IRE (Institute of Radio Engineers), date to 1884. From its earliest origins, the IEEE has advanced the theory and application of electrotechnology and allied sciences, served as a catalyst for technological innovation and supported the needs of its members through a wide variety of programs and services.
NERC's mission is to improve the reliability and security of the bulk power system in North America. To achieve that, NERC develops and enforces reliability standards; monitors the bulk power system; assesses future adequacy; audits owners, operators, and users for preparedness; and educates and trains industry personnel. NERC is a self-regulatory organization that relies on the diverse and collective expertise of industry participants. As the Electric Reliability Organization, NERC is subject to audit by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and governmental authorities in Canada.
The Texas Energy Storage Alliance is a diverse and technology-neutral coalition of energy storage technology product or services companies and allies pursuing an open and fair legal and regulatory environment in the Texas and ERCOT markets.
The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.
The mission of the Utility Wind Integration Group is to accelerate the development and application of good engineering and operational practices supporting the appropriate integration of wind power into the electric system. Membership is open to utilities and other entities that have an interest in wind generation.