An open industry association

Leader in promoting the greater use of direct current in DC and hybrid AC/DC power systems

Our Mission

“To lead in promoting the greater use of direct current in DC and hybrid AC/DC power systems that provide greater inherent resiliency, safety, operational surety, and sustainability.”

For providers and users involved in distributed generation, EMerge Alliance promotes better and more practical ways of getting the most out of direct current and the combination of both AC and DC power technologies.

We are a nonprofit, open industry association established to promote the adoption of safe, pure DC and hybrid AC/DC microgrid systems that involve on-site power generation, integration and distribution.

EMerge Alliance develops and maintains open standards that integrate
renewable and non-renewable power sources, wiring infrastructures, controls and a wide variety of loads, from lighting, appliances, desktop and plug loads all the way up to building and campus level HVAC and other support equipment including the array of connected Internet of Things. We support a common platform that adds flexibility, resiliency, safety and sustainability to new and existing renovation projects.

Through promotion and demonstrations at major trade show and industry conferences, we seek to simplify and accelerate market adoption of EMerge Alliance standards and recommended system architectures. EMerge Alliance will ensure that its standards deliver:

  • Solutions based on market requirements and ecosystem needs
  • Assistance in identifying products & services to support these
  • Catalyze the value chain that spans the needs of potential users

EMerge Alliance Liaisons

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Electrotechnical CommissionNational Fire Protection Association
Smart Electric Power AllianceSolar Energy Industries AssociationAssociation of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturer
U.S. Green Building Council. American Institute of Architects Continuing EducationPassive House Institute United States
Society of Cable Telecommunications EngineersPower Sources Manufacturers AssociationInternational Telecommunication Union
Continental Automated Buildings AssociationEnergy and Environmental Performance of Appliances & EquipmentElectric Power Research Institute