CESA offers two membership tiers: Core Members and Affiliate Members. Eligible entities and membership services available under each tier are described below.
Core Membership Information
Eligible entities: States, cities, other sub-national entities that administer public dollars for clean energy, and publicly owned utilities - provided that the program makes funding available to the public for clean energy projects, market building, or related activities.
Services: Full members will receive the full complement of current CESA services, including Members-Only monthly webinars, biannual meetings, peer-to-peer listserv, cutting-edge analysis, direct consulting services, media support, priority project participation, and governance rights. The full list of services is available here.
Dues: Core membership dues are assessed annually based on relative fund size (level of dues linked to the size of the member fund's annual budget for its renewable energy programs) and starts at $10,000. New members are eligible for first-year-only membership dues of $10,000.
Affiliate Membership Information
Eligible entities: Affiliates may comprise any other organization working in areas related to the mission of public clean energy programs, including but not limited to: NGOs, universities, economic development organizations, technology transfer offices, etc. as well as cities, counties, and states that do not have a dedicated clean energy fund. Affiliate status is not open to private developers or businesses. All affiliates must be approved both by the CESA state member in which the entity is located (if applicable) and the CESA Board of Directors to ensure no conflicts exist with existing member interests.
Services: Affiliate Members will receive a subset of the full complement of current CESA services, including Members-only calls and listserv as well as reduced rates for CESA consulting services as well as the ability to register for open sessions of CESA's meetings. The full list of services is available here.
Dues: Affiliate Membership annual dues are $2,500.
If you would like more information about participating in CESA and/or would like to speak with CESA staff or other CESA members, please let us know. We would be happy to connect you with members of CESA to learn firsthand about how membership in CESA can leverage and enhance your work. Our members are the best advocates for our work and the organization's value.
We look forward to welcoming you to CESA. Please contact Maria Blais Costello if you have any questions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-223-2554 ext. 203. Thank you.
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