Energy storage deployment is accelerating, and there are still safety incidents drawing attention to hazards battery storage.
This presentation discusses the results of a large industry collaborative research project of electric utilities and industry experts. The project, through several comparative site hazard mitigation analyses, developed a Battery Storage Fire Safety Roadmap to organize and prioritize work needed. The roadmap provides necessary information to support proactive fire risk mitigation through battery system design, construction, operation, and maintenance. The proposed research will identify, assess, and address battery storage fire safety issues to help avoid safety incidents and loss of property. These research efforts are expected to increase battery energy storage system safety and reliability and improve confidence in future energy storage deployments. This presentation will also introduce current projects and available resources to address the identified industry gaps.