An open industry association

Leader in promoting the greater use of DC and hybrid AC/DC microgrids & power systems

Our Standards

“The EMerge Alliance is creating new generic vanguard standards for DC and hybrid AC/DC microgrids and for Microgrid Interconnection to create a resilient and versatile mesh or campus/neighborhood/community-wide energy networks.”

Standards In-Work

  • DC and Hybrid AC/DC Microgrids
  • Microgrid Interconnection (Grid-of-Grids)

New Standards as of 2023

The latest draft version of the EMerge DC & Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid Standard is now ready for member vetting.  The standard includes sections on power conversion, interconnect infrastructure, grounding and protection, example architectures, interoperability data models and more. The draft will be distributed to EMerge members for formal comment in December and the technical standards committee will review comments and make final revisions in January.  Chairman Dusan Brhlik expects the committee to complete its work and release the standard in February.

As an “industry first,” EMerge Alliance, in collaboration with Direct Energy Partners, will be releasing an open-sourced Standard’s based complimentary version of DCide – a dc microgrid configuration tool.  DCide combines the unique requirements of the EMerge Microgrid Standard with a library of Interoperability Data Models (IDM) to speed up the process of concept configuration design of a microgrid. This is often the longest and most daunting of the steps in the design process.  The device library contains a growing number of IDMs that allow the configuration algorithms in the DCide tool to check all interface interoperability requirements.  The design tool features drag-n-drop ease to quickly produce complete one-line schematic drawings and bills of materials.  The DCide tool and companion library are both open sourced.  The IDM framework is simple and done in JSON – JavaScript Object Notation – a text format for storing and transporting data in a non-proprietary, open-source format which can be used by DCide and other design tools. The library will also catalog product data sheets, product catalogs, instruction manuals, application notes, white papers, use cases, etc., to provide efficient AI enabled design aid support.  The standard version of DCide will be available at no charge from EMerge Alliance, and Professional and Custom version will be marketed by Direct Energy Partners. EMerge Alliance members should consider registering their products in the DCide library to make the microgrid design community aware of their products’ availability. 

DCide IDM Request

If you have an interest in registering a microgrid component product(s) in the EMerge sponsored open-source Interoperability Data Modeling library, please sign up here.

You can find more information about our previously completed standards in this section: