May 19, 2022

Energy Storage Basics for AHJs and Beyond Webinar

This webinar features a discussion between a California Fire Marshal and an advisor to a DOE national lab on energy storage system safety.

This webinar features a discussion between a California Fire Marshal and an advisor to a DOE national lab on energy storage system safety. Key topics include:

  • What do AHJ’s need to know to approve residential & small commercial energy storage systems?
  • What are some of the key items that hold up approvals?
  • What improvements to the IFC/NFPA 855 do you feel are needed for ESS?
  • How do product standards like UL 9540 and testing like 9540A allow for safer installation of ESS?
  • Where can you find available training?

Target audience: AHJs who enforce fire code (both NFPA and IFC)

Presenters:

  • Matt Paiss, Technical Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Brad Fox, Assistant Fire Marshal, Santa Clara County Fire Department
  • Facilitator: Phil Oakes, NASFM

Energy Storage Basics for AHJs and Beyond Webinar


This material was developed by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). It is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Award Number DE-EE0009455 (“EMPOWERED”). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Energy or the United States Government.