Membership Benefit

The USNAP Alliance is open to anyone interested in promoting, advocating, using or advancing the further development of the ANSI/CEA-2045 modular communication interface standard. USNAP Alliance membership consists of major stakeholders in the utility and consumer products industry.

Who Should Join the USNAP Alliance?

  • Utilities
  • Device Manufacturers
    • Thermostats
    • In-Home Displays
    • Appliances
    • Water heaters
    • Load Control Modules
    • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
    • Solar inverters
    • Smart meters
  • Retailers and eTailers
  • Industry Consultants
  • Energy Providers
  • Regulators
  • Universities
  • Research Labs

Why Join the USNAP Alliance?

  • Influence the further development of the ANSI/CEA-2045 modular Communication Interface (MCI) standard
  • Gain access to the standard and its specifications for faster certification of products
  • Be a part of a diverse and robust ecosystem that creates new business opportunities for everyone involved
  • Accelerate the development and adoption of the residential energy market
  • Gain access to many other membership benefits

USNAP Alliance membership consists of three classes:

  • Contributor Membership consists of manufacturers, suppliers and other companies interested in producing compliant products based on the standard. Contributor Members participate in the development and promotion of the standard through committees and work groups.
  • Influencer Membership consists of non-manufacturers such as utilities, regulators, consultants and academics interested in obtaining standard proposals and use of logos for marketing purposes.
  • Liaison Membership is available for those organizations whose purpose and mission is compatible with and complimentary to those of the USNAP Alliance.


  • Member Benefits

    Contributor

    Influencer

    Liaison

    Eligible for Election to Board of Directors Seat

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    Candidate for Officer Position, Executive Committee

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    Chair Work Groups

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    Approve Committees/Work Groups

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    Vote in Officer Elections

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    Final Approval of Alliance Specifications

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    Propose Committees/Work Groups

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    Vote in Board of Director Elections

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    Approve Draft Specifications to 0.X

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    Vote in Work Groups

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    Test & Certify Products

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    Attend Annual Meetings, Workshops, Events

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    Participate in Work Groups

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    Participate in Email Reflectors

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    Contribute to Work Group Work Items

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    Propose Work Items

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    Access to "Members Only" Section of Website

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    Pre-release Access to Documents

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    Approve Documents Within a Work Group

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    Participate in Marketing Events and Press Releases

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    Use Alliance Logo

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    Company Listing on Alliance Website

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