Status of Codes and Standards

U.S. codes and standards, as covered above, are developed in the voluntary sector through the efforts of standards development organizations (SDOs), although they can also be developed directly by those having the authority to adopt and apply requirements applicable to ESS technology installations. In most cases, those adopting requirements associated with ESS safety will base their requirements on the codes and standards developed by U.S. SDOs and then as warranted make administrative and possibly technical modifications to those requirements.  The adoption process is discussed under the codes and standards adoption section of this site.

This page hosts the DOE OE Energy Storage Systems Safety Roadmap Focus on Codes and Standards reports. These reports provide up-to-date material on the status of many codes and standards activities.

Reports

Title
Special Briefing Paper on Proposed Changes to the ICC International Codes – March 2018
DOE OE Energy Storage Systems Safety Roadmap Focus on Codes and Standards – March 2018 Webinar
DOE OE Energy Storage Systems Safety Roadmap Focus on Codes and Standards – February 2018
DOE OE Energy Storage Systems Safety Roadmap Focus on Codes and Standards – January 2018
DOE OE Energy Storage Systems Safety Roadmap Focus on Codes and Standards – December 2017
DOE OE Energy Storage Systems Safety Roadmap Focus on Codes and Standards – November 2017
DOE OE Energy Storage Systems Safety Roadmap Focus on Codes and Standards – October 2017
Energy Storage System Safety Roadmap Codes and Standards Update Web Meeting – September 2017   – Video Available
DOE OE Energy Storage Systems Safety Roadmap Focus on Codes and Standards – August 2017
DOE OE Energy Storage Systems Safety Roadmap Focus on Codes and Standards – July 2017
DOE OE Energy Storage Systems Safety Roadmap Focus on Codes and Standards – June 2017
DOE OE Energy Storage Systems Safety Roadmap Focus on Codes and Standards – May 2017

The updating of CS is very dynamic and through the ESS WG efforts associated with the above codes and standards as well as other relevant documents are being identified on a regular basis as well as updating of information related to all listed codes and standards. Note that the codes and standards covered above and shown below are considered key documents based on their scope and rate of adoption. In addition within these codes and standards there is a myriad of other standards that are adopted by reference; compounding the challenge of sorting out what is and is not key and then keeping current on the activities associated with each selected standard.  Those wanting additional detail are directed to:

Inventory of Safety-related Codes and Standards for Energy Storage Systems