UL logoWebinar: UL 9540 for the Safety of Energy Storage Systems

There are risks associated with energy storage systems as they contain high levels of energy and may utilize hazardous materials, moving parts, etc. As the industry evolves, it is vital that manufacturers, installers, users, insurers and regulators of the energy storage system industry understand the standards in place to ensure that ES systems meet a level of safety rigor necessary to provide confidence that the ES system will operate safely as intended.

UL 9540 provides a basis for safety of energy storage systems that includes reference to critical technology safety standards and codes such as UL 1973, UL 1741, IEEE 1547 and 1547.1, CSA FC1, NFPA 70, NFPA 2, ASME B & PV Code, and ASME B31 piping codes, etc.; and includes additional criteria to address materials, enclosures including walk-in enclosures, controls, piping, utility grid interaction including special-purpose interactive systems, hazardous moving parts, signage and instructions. Included are tests for interactive systems, evaluation of electrical spacings and insulation, hazardous moving parts, etc. that may not be covered in current technology standards, to more fully address energy storage system safety.

With the emergence of renewable distributive energy such as PV and wind, etc., energy storage systems are a necessary part of the overall energy supply system as they improve the reliability and performance of these renewable sources. ES systems are also being considered as a reliable means to support the utility grid at peak hours without costly enhancement to power generation facilities.


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NY BestEnergy Storage on the Electric Grid: The Opportunities, Applications, Markets and Policies Shaping the Industry

Batteries and energy storage are increasingly being used on the electric grid to support the growing use of renewable energy, increase the efficiency of the grid and ensure the reliability and resiliency of the electrical grid system. This one-hour webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the scope of the opportunity for batteries on the electric grid. Experts from leading companies will describe the market opportunity, the different applications for batteries and energy storage on the grid and the policies being developed to promote the use of energy storage. Speakers will discuss both behind-the-meter customer-sited applications, as well as stationary grid-tied applications.
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