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Membership Types

Membership Types - Full Members:

Manufacturer Membership

Any individual, sole proprietor, partnership or corporation seeking membership must apply for a Full Membership as a manufacturer if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. They manufacture prime movers for power generation.
  2. They manufacture generators or other power conversion devices producing electricity.
  3. They manufacture switchgear or electrical control devices.
  4. They manufacture or assemble generator sets, UPS systems, solar power, hydropower, geothermal, or any other power production or conversion system including related components or accessories for national or regional distribution.
  5. They are a wholly owned subsidiary of a firm which qualifies under rule one through four.

Distributor/Dealer Membership

Any individual, sole proprietor, partnership or corporation actively engaged as a distributor or dealer for products listed under Manufacturer Membership may apply for Full Membership as a Distributor/Dealer. If an organization qualifies under Manufacturer Membership, it is not qualified under this section.

Contractor/Integrator Membership

Any individual, sole proprietor, partnership or corporation actively engaged as a Contractor or Equipment integrator of products listed under Manufacturer Membership, not brand by brand, geographic territory or contractually obligated as a Distributor/Dealer of a specific product.  These firms typically purchase products from a Distributor/Dealer, Manufacturer or Retailer, adding value through installation, product knowledge, relationships, unique services, etc., and then re-sell the resulting product to an end-user.

Manufacturer's Representative Membership

Any individual, sole proprietor, partnership or corporation actively engaged in the representation of products listed under Manufacturer Membership may apply for Full Membership as a Manufacturer's Representative. If an organization qualifies under Manufacturer Membership, it is not qualified under this section.

Energy Management Company Membership

Any individual, sole proprietor, partnership or corporation engaged in energy management, including Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Integrators, Aggregators, and other similar enterprises may apply for Full Membership as an Energy Management Company.

Membership Types - Associate Members:

Associate Members can choose Regular or Full membership, the main difference being that Full Associate members are eligible to vote and serve on EGSA's Board of Directors.

Trade Publication Membership

Any trade publication dealing with the electrical generating systems industry or its suppliers may apply for Associate Membership - Trade Publications.

Trade Association Membership

Any trade association made up of individual or company members sharing a common interest in the electrical generating systems industry may apply for Associate Membership - Allied Associations.

Engineer Membership

Any consulting or specifying engineer may apply for Associate Membership - Engineer. Membership may either be held in the employer's name or individual's name under this classification. Individuals whose employer qualifies as a Full Member, as described in the Full Membership section, do not qualify for this category.

End-User Membership

Any individual employee of a company who owns or operates electrical generating equipment and/or related switchgear or components, whose responsibility to his employer includes planning, design, installation, supervision, or service of such equipment may apply for Associate Membership - User. Membership may either be held in the employer's name or individual's name under this classification. Individuals whose employer qualify as a Full Member, as described in the Full Membership section, do not qualify for this category.

Service Membership

Any individual, organization or academic institution that offers services such as research, testing or repair to the electrical generating systems industry may apply for Associate Membership - Services. Membership may either be held in the individual's name or the organization's name under this classification. Individual companies whose employer or parent organization qualifies as a Full Member, as described in the Full Membership section, do not qualify for this category.

Military Membership

Any individual who is currently enlisted, or who has been discharged, or has retired from the US or Canadian Military may apply for membership within this category. Proof of military engagement is required by either current Military ID card, enlistment paperwork or honorable discharge documents.

Retiree Membership

Any individual who retires from a member company may apply for Associate Membership - Retired. This classification does not apply to any individual who is employed more than 20 hours per week.

Educational Institution Membership

Any postsecondary vocational-technical school or college offering on-site power generation-related instruction may apply for membership within this category.

Student Membership

Any individual currently enrolled at an academic institution may apply for an Associate Membership - Student.

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