Recap: May 2022 Webinar: The Basics of Energy Storage and BeyondLearn about energy storage system safety and how residential codes inform, enforce, and regulate best practices.
In May 2022, Matt Paiss, a technical advisor to a DOE national lab, and Brad Fox, an assistant fire marshal in Santa Clara County, facilitated a lively discussion about ways authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) can learn more about permitting and inspecting energy storage systems. In the full 90-minute session, you can learn about energy storage system safety and how residential codes inform, enforce, and regulate best practices when it comes to these systems. Review the highpoints in the lessons below.
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UL 9540 and 9540A
- UL 9540 Energy Storage System (ESS) Requirements—Evolving to Meet Industry and Regulatory Needs
- UL 9540A 4th Edition Unit Level AHJ Checklist
California-specific, but still useful for non-California AHJs
- Code interpretation (CA) ESS requirements for an R-3
- Code interpretation (CA) Electrical Energy Storage Systems (ESS)
- 2019 California Residential Code Section R327.7 for Heat Detection for Energy Storage Systems
I-Code adoptions by state
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.