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Grid-Scale Battery Energy Storage System Concepts and Safety

Tuesday, April 25, 2023,
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Virtual / Online

TOPIC:  Grid-Scale Battery Energy Storage Systems Concepts and Safety

SPEAKER:  Veronica Goldsmith

DATE: Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

TIME: 6:00 pm  - Introduction

              6:05 pm - Career Discussion

              6:15 pm - Technical Presentation

              7:15 pm - Q & A

COST: Free, Registration Required

LOCATION: On-line Zoom Meeting

ABSTRACT:  As the world continues to enact progressive climate change targets, renewable energy solutions are needed to achieve these goals. One such solution is large scale lithium-ion battery energy storage systems (BESSs) which are at the forefront in ensuring solar and wind generated power are delivered when grids need it most. However, the perceived risk of lithium-ion batteries due to recent events poses a risk to their future success. The presentation will be three-fold, firstly presenting the basic terminology, build up, and operation of BESSs to explain the niche they fill within the electrical energy market. Secondly, highlighting outcomes of fires and explosions at BESSs and lessons learned on appropriate design and safe operation of BESSs. Lastly, discussing some of the latest International Fire Code requirements for this technology.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Veronica Goldsmith is a Senior Fire Protection Engineer at Arup specializing in holistic solutions for risk reduction and code compliance. She is involved in Science, Industry, Technology, and Energy projects globally and is based in Portland, Oregon.