Become an Affiliate

Affiliate Program Summary

The WCEC Affiliate Program builds strong ties between industry, faculty and researchers affiliated with the WCEC, and the many WCEC projects and programs. The core funding provided by this program enables the WCEC to build strong connections with utilities, regulators, and government agency program staff, in support of our goals. To participate, companies make an annual unrestricted membership gift to the WCEC, and are eligible to propose separate technical service agreements and/or research agreements that address specific Affiliate member interests. Importantly,the Affiliate Program exposes students to Affiliate technologies and member companies through work and internship opportunities, displays at the WCEC facility, classes and seminars, and potential future employment opportunities.


Affiliate Program Membership Benefits

Strategic planning – Direct relationships with our Affiliate members support the strategic planning of both the WCEC and the Affiliate member. Strategic planning activities are arranged through discussion with WCEC senior staff.


Facility support – The WCEC headquarters in Davis offers meeting, AV, display and events space to facilitate technical support and other requests of our Affiliates.


On-site training and seminars – WCEC staff provide on-site training and seminars for Affiliate members, supporting mutual efforts to successfully implement emerging cooling technologies.


Website recognition and newsletter articles – WCEC maintains a website and publishes and distributes a newsletter to cooling professionals, utility program planners, and policy makers. Affiliates are featured in these external communications of WCEC activity.


Affiliate Displays – WCEC displays Affiliate member logos, technology demonstrations, and exhibits in a Cooling Technologies Showcase open to WCEC users, government officials, and the general public.


Eligibility to negotiate additional collaborations – WCEC Affiliate members may engage the WCEC to arrange Affiliate-directed technical services agreements (at a reduced overhead rate) and more detailed and longer-term research agreements.