Energy Storage Systems Safety and Reliability Forum
April 20-21, 2021 | 10am – 4pm (Eastern)

 

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The 2021 ESS Safety & Reliability Forum provides a platform for discussing the current state of ESS Safety & Reliability and stratagems for improving cell-to-system level safety and reliability. This forum will provide an overview of work in, and creating the future of, energy storage safety and reliability. It offers a unique mix of learning from subject matter experts and stakeholders in energy storage. For more information please contact Joshua Lamb at jlamb@sandia.gov.

 

AGENDA

All times in Eastern (ET)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Time Presenter Organization Topic
10:00-10:10 Joshua Lamb Sandia National Laboratories Welcome and Outline of Workshop
10:10-10:30 Dr. Imre Gyuk U.S. DOE, Director of Energy Storage Research, Office of Electricity Introduction
Session 1 – New Advances in Battery Safety and Reliability R&D (Moderator: Joshua Lamb)
10:30-10:50 John Hewson Sandia National Laboratories Modeling and Analysis of Battery Safety
10:50-11:10 Reed Wittman Sandia National Laboratories Aqueous Battery Safety
11:10-11:30 Guosheng Li Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Reliability Testing of Na Metal Halide, Fe-Ni, and Pb Acid Batteries/Modules
11:30-11:50 Vijay Murugesan Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Electrolyte Degradation Mechanisms in Pb Acid Batteries
11:50-12:10 Judy Jeevarajan UL Aging and Safety of Li-ion Cells and Modules of Two Different Formats
12:10-12:30 Panel Discussion
12:30-13:00 Break
Session 2 – Battery Safety Testing (Moderator: Loraine Torres-Castro)
13:00-13:20 Loraine Torres-Castro Sandia National Laboratories Active Cooling to Mitigate Failure Propagation
13:20-13:40 Hsin Wang Oak Ridge National Laboratory Mechanical Testing of Cells and Batteries
13:40-14:10 Adam Barowy UL NRTL Safety Testing Updates
14:10-14:30 Vilayanur Viswanathan Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 2nd Life Validation Project
14:30-14:50 Panel Discussion
14:50-15:10 Break
Session 3 – Energy Storage Reliability R&D (Moderator: Charlie Vartanian)
15:10-15:30 Daiwon Choi Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Battery Degradation Testing Update
15:30-15:50 Michael Starke Oak Ridge National Laboratory BESS PCS Reliability
15:50-16:10 Steve Willard Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) BESS Performance Reliability Data Project Update
16:10-16:30 Yuliya Preger Sandia National Laboratories Battery Degradation R&D
16:30-16:50 Panel Discussion
16:50-17:00 Joshua Lamb Sandia National Laboratories Day 1 Wrap

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Time Presenter Organization Topic
10:00-10:10 Joshua Lamb Sandia National Laboratories Welcome and Outline of Day 2
Session 4 – Codes, Standards, and Regulatory Environments (Moderator: Chris Searles)
10:10-10:30 Chris Searles Sandia National Laboratories,IEEE ESSB Committee, BAE Batteries, CGS Associates Why the ES Safety Collaborative Codes & Standards Report is Important
10:30-11:00 Bill Cantor TPI Engineering The Urgency of NFPA 855, NFPA 1, NFPA 70 Affecting ESS
11:00-11:30 Laurie Florence UL What’s new with UL 9540A and UL 1973 – The CRD Process
11:30-12:00 Michael Ropp Sandia National Laboratories A New ESS Standard for DER/Grid Interconnection
12:00-12:30 Kevin Whitener Pacific General Elecric The impact of IEEE 1547 and 1547.9 from a Grid Interoperability Perspective
12:30-13:00 Jim McDowall SAFT Codes and standards as drivers for ESS Battery Design
13:00-13:30 Break
Session 5 – Recent Events and Investigations (Moderator: Joshua Lamb)
13:30-13:50 Hans Nilsen Bergen Fire Department Ytterøningen, Norway ferry fire
13:50-14:10 David Rosewater Sandia National Laboratories Grid-scale Energy Storage Hazard Analysis & Design Objectives for System Safety
14:10-14:30 Thomas Barth National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Case Study of a Vehicle Fire Investigation
14:30-14:50 Joshua Lamb Sandia National Laboratories Development of DOE Energy Storage Safety Strategy Document
14:50-15:10 Panel Discussion
15:10-15:20 Break
Session 6 – Balance of Plant Safety Considerations (Moderator: Matt Paiss)
15:20-15:40 Timothy Riley Pyrophobic Using intumescent composite materials to provide thermal separation: Lithium Battery Fire Passive Containment
15:40-16:00 Matt Paiss Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Cabinet Exhaust System
16:00-16:20 Paul Hayes American Fire Technologies Deflagration and Venting Evaluations for Enclosures
16:20-16:40 Nick Frank Nexceris Advancing safety in energy storage systems through pre- and post- incident gas monitoring
16:40-17:00 Panel Discussion
1700-17:10 Dr. Imre Gyuk Department of Energy Closing Remarks
17:10 Adjourn

 

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