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Safety First: Evolving Codes and Standards for Energy Storage Systems

Original Webinar Date/Time:

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT – 11:00 AM PT

All forms of energy pose risks and hazards, and stored electrical energy is no exception.  Codes and standards that mandate safe product characteristics, installation techniques, and operational practices are key mechanisms for lowering and managing risk. These codes and standards evolve over time to reflect changing technologies, adopt lessons learned from experience and incorporate consensus among safety professionals and industry stakeholders.

The rapid deployment of battery energy storage systems creates an opportune moment to assess the progress made in adopting safety measures and to look ahead for additional improvement. This webinar will explore how codes and standards development enhances the safety of battery energy storage systems.

Host: Marc Chupka, VP of Research & Programs, U.S. Energy Storage Association


  • Sharon Bonesteel, Energy Storage Systems Codes and Safety Working Group Leader, Salt River Project
  • James Trudeau, Market Development Manager, UL LLC
  • Paul Hayes, General Manager, FPE, American Fire Technologies


May 19, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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