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.
Moderated by Dan Taylor, co-founder and director at energy systems solutions company Ion Ventures, this session brought us some strong insights into the many aspects of health and safety that everyone in the industry should think about.
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Moderator: Dan Taylor, co-founder and director, Ion Ventures
Panellists: Charlie Pugsley, deputy assistant commissioner for fire safety, London Fire Brigade
Catalina Guillen-Rozo, chair of the Electricity Storage Network's sustainability, safety and supply chain working group (and regulation and public affairs lead, Zenobe Energy)
Mike Simpson, senior technical leader for energy storage and distributed generation, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Justin McNamara, business development lead for EMEA region at Li-Ion Tamer
Frank Gordon, head of policy, Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA)
Energy Storage Summit is returning for the 7th year on 22-23 February 2022 in a live format! It will continue to foster and accelerate investment and deployment of energy storage globally. Through informative panel sessions and case studies from leading industry figures, networking roundtables and private workshop sessions. We will also see the return of the exhibition hall where you can explore the innovative solutions and products available within the industry and exchange business ideas.
There are digital tickets also available, book your Super Early Bird ticket today. These are limited before the price increases.
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Cover image credit: Burn testing for lithium-ion battery cells used in stationary storage systems. Image: Energy Safety Response Group (ESRG).