Battery storage safety incidents guide for first responders published by American Clean Power Association

  • Source: Energy Storage News
  • Published: 08/16/2023 12:00 AM

The American Clean Power Association (ACP) has launched a new guide aimed at helping first responders understand and deal with battery storage safety incidents. Including recommendations for pre-incident planning and incident response, the guide addresses potential hazards such as fire, explosions, arc flash, shock and toxic chemicals. It is written with lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery energy storage system (BESS) technologies in mind, but the trade group said some elements of the guide may apply to other technologies. The importance of engaging with first responders on topics of safety has been a major talking point in the industry for some time, particularly since the 2017 fire and explosion in Arizona which injured four firefighters.


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