July 31, 2023

Sept. 28 Southern California Energy Storage Workshop

SEAC's second ESS Workshop brings the discussion about energy storage system technology, codes and standards, and issues with permitting to Riverside County, California.

Sustainable Energy Action Committee is pleased to announce our second Energy Storage Systems Workshop, located at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California, on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Following a similar format as SEAC’s first ESS Workshop, a virtual event on Aug. 16, the Southern California workshop will offer attendees the chance to interact in real time with manufacturers, fire safety officials, authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), and other industry leaders. Workshop sessions will address safety and risk considerations associated with ESS permitting.

Attendees will hear presentations from:

  • Kevin Reinertson, Deputy Fire Marshal, Office of Fire Marshal, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department
  • Jeff Fecteau, UL Solutions
  • Mark Rodriguez, Sunrun
  • Jeff Spies, Planet Plan Sets
  • and more to come

For information about on-site lodging, visit the Pechanga Resort Casino website.

Register free of charge for all events in SEAC’s ESS Workshop Series, including the Sept. 28 session in Southern California. The program will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. PDT. Fill in the form on this page to register.

The workshop is designed for building departments, fire departments, installers, and manufacturers.

Building Energy Storage Systems Safety and Risks

Southern California Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT

9:00 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks

9:05 a.m. Overview of session structure

9:10 a.m. Session 1: ESS safety and risks

Topics include

  • Types of ESS
  • Why ESS are being deployed
  • ESS safety standards
  • ESS codes
  • Emergency response

9:50 a.m. Q&A

10:00 a.m. Break

10:05 a.m. Session 2: UL 9540 safety standard & UL 9540A test standard

Topics include

  • Overview of the UL 9540A test procedure covering what it is and what it’s not
  • When authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) and installers should look at a UL 9540A report
  • What AHJs and installers should look for in the reports
  • Common issues

10:35 a.m. Q&A

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Session 3: Common issues with permit applications, plan review, and inspections

Topics include

  • Interconnections between batteries, utility services, and generators
  • Residential location requirements
  • What makes a complete application

11:40 a.m. Q&A

11:50 a.m. Break

12:00 p.m. Session 4: Open discussion

Panelists from the three sessions will participate in an open discussion. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments.

12:55 p.m. Concluding remarks

1:00 p.m. Close

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