September 30, 2022

Recap: May 2022 Webinar: The Basics of Energy Storage and Beyond

Learn 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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Additional Resources

UL 9540 and 9540A

California-specific, but still useful for non-California AHJs

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.