NFPA is seeking comments from interested organizations and individuals to gauge interest in the development of a new standard addressing the design, construction, installation, and commissioning of stationary energy storage systems. Requirements developed are envisioned to include those necessary for safeguarding life and protecting physical property associated with buildings or facilities which utilize stationary energy storage systems.
Currently, applicable codes and standards related to the installation of stationary energy storage systems are lacking which leaves an identified gap of potential safety hazards related to stationary energy storage systems. Various working groups and workshops have confirmed that the incorporation and deployment of stationary energy storage systems is set to rapidly expand nationally. The standard to be developed is envisioned to assist officials with the review of system designs or to ensure safe installations.
If interested in commenting on this proposed new project, please do so in writing by March 1, 2016. Include information and known resources pertinent to the subject matter, the names of interested participants for a Technical Committee (if established), the names of other organizations actively involved with this subject, and whether you believe there be a need for such a project. Email or mail your comments to Standards Administration NFPA, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471.