The Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA) Standards Alliance is now working with the SunSpec Alliance on testing and certification for the MESA-Device specification. Vendors can now receive certification via third-party authenticators, ensuring their products meet the requirements of this specification and will be interoperable with other certified components of energy storage systems (ESS).
“The MESA Standards Alliance prides itself on collaboration as it works toward the creation of open, non-proprietary specifications and information models that utilities, developers, and manufacturers alike can use to achieve interoperability in the storage industry. This milestone represents a significant step toward the ability to become Certified to the MESA-Device specification,” said Scott Gibson of Snohomish County Public Utility District, Chair of the MESA Board of Directors.
A new Specification Compliance Verification Guide is now posted on the MESA and SunSpec websites describing the process to verify inverter compliance with the SunSpec Modbus-based MESA-Device. Compliance with the MESA-Device specification ensures greater interoperability among the components of the ESS (the inverter, power control system, and energy source (e.g., lithium-ion battery)) across the spectrum of distribution-connected systems.
MESA, along with SunSpec member companies and strategic partners, was critical in working toward this milestone. The certification program and Specification Compliance Verification Guide will improve open standards in the industry and enhance interoperability while indicating compliance.
The process described in the Specification Compliance Verification Guide leverages the SunSpec certification program. “MESA-Device enables interoperability amongst DER system components, and SunSpec’s certification program is central to the process for verifying inverter compliance with the specification. We are excited for what this means for the future of interoperability and DERs everywhere,” said Tom Tansy, Chairman of SunSpec Alliance.
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