LF Energy is funded through membership dues and contributed engineering resources. Whether your organization is a utility, systems operator, hardware OEM, ISV, sensor device manufacturer, system integrator, or end user—The LF Energy Foundation connects members with the innovative technical projects, companies, and developer communities that are transforming the energy sector. Membership showcases your support for accelerating the energy transition and to building a shared renewable energy future. Members large and small are collaborating across company and country lines to ensure the success of LF Energy, building products, services and solutions on top of LF Energy code bases that are critical to their energy transition strategies.

Join your industry peers in helping build and shape the ecosystem for LF Energy technologies, use cases, and applications. Unite with other global leaders across industries to transform the way energy is generated, transported, and consumed.

Of course, as with all open source projects hosted by The Linux Foundation, we welcome anyone to get involved in LF Energy’s development community. Non-members may participate fully in the technical community with contributions, earn committer, or TSC roles on merit. Please visit the Projects page for details.

As with all open source projects hosted by the Linux Foundation, we welcome anyone to get involved in LF Energy’s development community, regardless of membership status.

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Why Become a Member of LF Energy?

Industry Leadership

  • Demonstrate commitment to open source collaboration
  • Ensure the continuation of rapid code development on critical projects
  • Contribute to the direction of the project

Community Engagement

  • Access top business and technical leaders
  • Work collaboratively to solve common challenges
  • Contribute through open source project structures

Collaborative Marketing

  • Amplify marketing and branding efforts
  • Develop joint marketing with fellow members around common platforms
  • Access new opportunities through Linux Foundation events and programs

Premier Member

Influence Strategic Direction of LF Energy and its projects (as a Voting GB member)

  • Budget Influence/approval, how and where the project spends money.
  • Direct Influence on messaging, developer events, training
  • Influence the marketing, messaging, and positioning to best represent the project for your uses

Direct Interaction with Leadership – within LF and across peers

  • Premium access to the project Executive Director to understand business goals
  • Premium access to the Operations staff. IT, Marketing, Operations, Leadership
  • Participate in cross-project strategy discussions on harmonization and future direction of LF Energy
  • LF Leadership support to Keynote member events, participate in outreach (eg roadshows, events, conference meet ups etc..)

Technical and Roadmap Direction Influence (through the technical community)

  • TAC (Technical Advisory Council) voting seat
  • Find like-minded companies/developers to build a coalition to get an idea accepted and prioritized by the community
  • Aid the developers in actions they can take to improve their standing, position, and influence in the community

Brand Momentum – ability to show leadership in open source which drives end user adoption and talent.

  • Open Source Brand Affinity, prove to your customers that you are a leader in the project, hire talented software engineers
  • Premier Members may appoint a voting representative of the Marketing, Education & Outreach Council

General Member

Learning and engaging to create an open source energy shared technology roadmap

  • Work together across company lines and industries
  • Participate in elected board seat process

Marketing & Thought Leadership

  • Logo on the website once your membership has been announced. LF will support with quotes on press releases related to the project
  • Marketing Committee comprised of a representative from each Member company. General Members may appoint a representative as an observer of the Marketing, Education & Outreach Council meetings on a non-voting basis. The objective of this Committee is shaping the marketing direction for edge.
  • Participate in LF Energy hosted events, meetups, and roadshows

Technical Steering Committee & Technical Community

  • TSC meetings are open to the public and we encourage all members of the technical community to participate in the discussion moving forward.

Associate Member

No fee for academic/NGO membership

  • Participate visibly in the LF Energy umbrella
  • Engage in project communications
  • Logo on the website once your membership has been announced
  • Participate in LF Energy hosted events, meetups, and roadshows
  • The Associate membership category of participation is limited to academic and nonprofit institutions and requires approval by the Governing Board

How to Join

Membership agreements for LF Energy are available in the link below. After entering your information on the first screen, the form will take you through membership options and contact information, and then will send it to us after you click Submit. We will then create your membership agreement(s) and return them to you via DocuSign for digital signatures.

Note: we ask for your logo in SVG format in order to make it scalable and easily accessed for all approved uses.

If you are not able to receive or sign a document via DocuSign, or if you do not have an SVG or other vector version (EPS, AI, etc.), please let us know, but still please proceed with the form! We are happy to welcome you to LF Energy.

Membership Information and Costs

Participation in LF Energy as a corporate member requires companies to also be a corporate member of The Linux Foundation.

The Linux Foundation is the umbrella home of over 180 open source projects and provides the legal entity and resources (finance, accounting, audit) as well as a broad array of support resources to help companies leverage open source to their business benefit and to help protect and advance open source. The Linux Foundation has Platinum ($500,000), Gold ($100,000) and Silver membership levels. Silver dues are based on total corporate consolidated headcount of the parent company.

Note: Premier LF Energy membership requires an initial 2-year commitment.

Level Not Yet LF Member Already LF Member
Premier $170,000 (USD) 5,000+
$165,000 (USD) 500 – 4,999
$160,000 (USD) 100 – 499
$155,000 (USD) 0 – 99
$150,000 (USD)
General $70,000 (USD) 5,000+
$40,000 (USD) 2,000 – 4,999
$25,000 (USD) 500 – 1,999
$15,000 (USD) 100 – 499
$10,000 (USD) Up To 99
$50,000 (USD) 5,000+
$25,000 (USD) 2,000 – 4,999
$10,000 (USD) 500 – 1,999
$5,000 (USD) 100 – 499
$5,000 (USD) Up To 99