National battery storage standard close to release


Tuesday, 09 July, 2019


National battery storage standard close to release

Standards Australia is developing a national installation standard for battery storage devices, producing a draft via the consensus-based standards development process.

Working with industry, government and the broader community, Standards Australia has engaged with representatives from the relevant technical committee throughout the process to ensure a wide range of views has been considered.

The draft standard, ‘Electrical Installations — Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment’, is progressing to the ballot stage of the development process.

Standards Australia General Manager of Strategy and Engagement Adam Stingemore said, “Given strong support from a range of key industry and government representatives, this standard should be heading towards publication in coming weeks.

Sandy Atkins from Standards Australia’s EL-042 Technical Committee responsible for the standard added, “This draft standard has been updated in an effort to make it easier for the installer to know what requirements are necessary for the type of system they are installing.”

Standards Australia expects that work in this area will continue as the industry evolves. Proposals for new standards or changes to standards can be submitted at any time.

“Standards are detailed, technical documents, which address safety and efficiency challenges in heavily regulated sectors,” Stingemore said.

“The publication of standards such as this prove the value of the Standards Australia process in bringing industry, government and the community together for a collective benefit. We look forward to progressing through the ballot stage of development over the coming weeks,” he concluded.

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