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.
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: