Office of Electricity

September 10th Webinar for the Energy Storage Safety Working Group on Safety Validation and Risk Assessment R&D

September 8, 2015

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On Thursday, September 10, the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), together with Sandia National Laboratories, will present a kick-off webinar for the Energy Storage Safety Working Group on Safety Validation and Risk Assessment Research and Development. Information on current energy storage safety R&D across government, industry and academia will be shared, as well as activities from the other two OE Energy Storage Safety working groups on Codes, Standards, and Regulations, and Outreach.

The webinar will be conducted from 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM MDT. To participate, click on https://global.gotowebinar.com/pjoin/8455220596522045953/5701421156989898498.  When the webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer's microphone and speakers. If you prefer to use your phone, you must select "Use Telephone" after joining the webinar and call +1 (415) 655-0051. The access code is 514-538-287.

Recognizing the importance of addressing safety, OE worked with industry and other stakeholders to develop the Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan, a roadmap for grid energy storage safety that addresses the range of grid-scale, utility, community, and residential energy storage technologies being deployed across the Nation. The Plan highlights safety validation techniques, incident preparedness, safety codes, standards, and regulations, and makes recommendations for near- and long-term actions. To learn more about the Plan, visit Dr. Imre Gyuk’s blog on its release. The Plan, which was released in December 2014, is available for downloading.

To learn more about OE’s energy storage program, click here.