Standards Australia tackles battery storage device installation
Standards Australia has drawn up a draft installation standard for battery storage devices.
Standards Australia has been working with industry, government and the broader company and various technical committees to ensure a wide-range of views have been considered in the consensus-based standards development process.
The draft standard, ‘Electrical Installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment’ is progressing to the ballot stage of the standards development process.
Standards Australia general manager for strategy and engagement Adam Stingemore says the standard should be heading towards publication in the coming weeks, following strong support from key industry and government representatives.
He explains: “Standards are detailed, technical documents which address safety and efficiency challenges in heavily regulated sectors. The publication of standards such as this prove the value of the Standards Australia process in bringing industry, government and the community together for a collective benefit. We look forward to progressing through the ballot stage of development over the coming weeks.”
Sandy Atkins, from the group’s EL-042 technical committee, says: “This draft standard has been updated in an effort to make it easier for the installer to know what requirements are necessary for the type of system they are installing.”
Standards Australia expects work in this area will continue as the industry evolves. Proposals for new standards or amendments can be submitted at any time.