Duke Energy has joined MESA Standards Alliance to drive the development of communication specifications for energy storage systems.
Duke Energy joins a dozen equipment manufacturers, software suppliers, and public and private utilities, whose objective is to accelerate the growth of the energy storage industry through the development of an open, non-proprietary set of specifications and standards for energy storage systems.
Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA) is a non-proprietary set of specifications and standards for energy storage in development by a consortium of electric utilities and technology suppliers. The goals of the MESA Standards Alliance are to:
· Standardize communications and connections, which will accelerate interoperability and scalability of energy storage systems;
· Give electric utilities more choice by enabling multi-vendor, component-based energy storage systems;
· Reduce project-specific engineering costs, enabling a more robust energy storage market;
· Enable technology suppliers (from software developers to battery suppliers) to focus on their core competencies in producing quality, safe and cost-effective components; and
· Reduce training costs and improve safety for field staff through standardized procedures for safety and efficiency.