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May 17, 2022
Battery storage system safety was at the top of the agenda for many vendors and their customers at ees Europe last week.
May 11, 2022
A liquid coolant leak caused thermal runaway in battery cells which started a fire at the 300MW/450MWh Victorian Big Battery in Australia.
January 17, 2022
With over 25 years’ experience as a firefighter and now part of a group that specialises in battery storage safety, Paul Rogers at Energy Safety Response Group knows all about fire safety from both sides of the fence.
July 30, 2021
Update 2 August 2021 (2): The fire was declared under control at 3:05pm local time today, CFA said.
July 6, 2021
Testing and accreditation group DNV is going to build a Battery Safety Laboratory at Twente Safety Campus, a specialised complex in the east Netherlands dedicated to developing safety innovations and procedures.
May 3, 2021
Safety is a consideration when it comes to any energy asset and lithium-ion batteries are no exception. Fires are rare, but do happen, particularly when you consider how much juice lithium storage systems can pack into a fairly small space. In this panel from the Energy Storage Summit 2021, experts including firefighter Charlie Pugsley of London Fire Brigade talk about the strategies stakeholders should be using today and in the future to ensure a safe industry for all.
March 3, 2021
Re-examining older and potentially hazardous battery energy storage systems should be an “essential” tool in fire prevention, according to a panel of industry leaders.
January 11, 2021
Tom Bensen, Nick Warner, Ryan Franks and Michael Bowes from energy storage and fire safety expert group Energy Safety Response Group (formerly Energy Storage Response Group) discuss some of the most important aspects of creating a safe battery storage industry.
November 24, 2020
The US energy storage industry needs to “rise to the challenge” of safety sooner rather than later and build relationships with fire service and first responders based on clear lines of communication and trust, Energy-Storage.news has heard.
August 3, 2020
More up-to-date training could have prevented severe injuries sustained by four firefighters in the April 2019 fire and explosion at battery storage facility in Arizona, according to a report into the incident from UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI).

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