Full Membership Categories

These Full Membership categories are for corporations and their memberships cover all employees of the company.

Manufacturer Membership

Any individual, sole proprietor, partnership or corporation seeking membership must apply for a 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 that qualifies under rules one through four.

 

Distributor/Dealer  

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

Any individual, sole proprietor, partnership or corporation actively engaged as a Contractor or Equipment Integrator of products listed under Manufacturer Membership, not bound 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.  If an organization qualifies under Manufacturer Membership, it is not qualified under this section.

Manufacturer’s Representative 

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 

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.

Associate Membership - Full or Regular

Companies who fall into one of the membership categories below have the choice of joining as an Associate Regular Member or Associate Full Member. Individuals can join as an Associate Regular Member only.

Associate Full Membership companies have rights to vote in EGSA elections and to serve on EGSA’s Board of Directors. 

Trade Publication

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

Trade Association

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.

Engineer

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 qualify as a Full Member, as described in the Full Membership section, do not qualify for this category.

End-User

Any individual employee of a company who owns or operates electrical generating equipment and/or related switchgear or components, whose responsibility to his/her employer includes planning, design, installation, supervision, or service of such equipment may apply for Associate Membership–End-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

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.

Educational Institution

Any postsecondary vocational-technical school or college offering on-site power generation-related instruction may apply for Associate Membership–Education Institution.

Individual

Any individual who was previously employed in the on-site power generation industry but is no longer actively employed in the industry.  This category of membership will not appear in the online member directory on the EGSA website or the EGSA Buying Guide.

Military

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 or honorable discharge documents.  This category of membership will not appear in the online member directory on the EGSA website or the EGSA Buying Guide.

Retiree

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.  This category of membership will not appear in the online member directory on the EGSA website or the EGSA Buying Guide.

Student

Any individual currently enrolled at an academic institution may apply for Associate Membership–Student.  A current transcript or class schedule is required as proof of enrollment.  This category of membership will not appear in the online member directory on the EGSA website or the EGSA Buying Guide.