IEEE ESSB Tutorial for FERC and IEEE T&D Conference

The IEEE ESSB Committee conducted an energy storage tutorial for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on January 16 at FERC headquarters in Washington DC.  11 members participated in a full-day session, apprising approximately 40 policy technicians and electrical engineers on both technical and developing analytics of interest to the rule-making group.

The Committee will also be presenting s similar 8-hour tutorial as part of the IEEE sponsored Workshops on Monday, April 16 at the IEEE T&D Conference and Exhibition being held at the Denver Convention Center.  For those interested in attending this tutorial and the IEEE T&D Conference can register at     

IEEE SCC21/PES/ESSB Energy Storage Task Force (ESTF)

On August 14 the Chair and Vice-Chair of the ESSB Committee along with the Chair of the IEEE PES Wind and Solar Coordinating Committee met in Denver with the Chair of SCC21 and the Chair of the 1547 WG to follow-up on an appointment made by the IEEE PES Technical Council to form a liaison effort with SCC 21.  SCC 21 owns many standards that deal with interconnectivity to the grid, including smart grid and energy storage applications.  The SCC21/PES/ESSB ESTF formed out of that meeting.  The Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary for ESSB along with the Chair of the WSCC are the PES members of this task force.

While working on a number of cooperative projects, a new PAR is being opened to address interconnectivity guidelines and best practices for energy storage and the electric grid.  The PAR will reside as a subset of IEEE 1547 (IEEE P1547.9).  Jim McDowall, past chair of the IEEE Stationary Battery Committee and current ESSB Standards Coordinator will be working as a Vice-Chair of this co-sponsored standard, a first for SCC21 and ESSB.

IEEE ESSB Invited to participate in the IAS Reliability and Safety Conference in Ft. Worth, TX

The Chair of the ESSB Safety Codes and Standards Working Group along with the Chair of ESSB plan to give a presentation on ESSB safety codes efforts along with a presentation on the issues surrounding dc arc-flash.  The IAS 1548 WG is considering how best to address this issue within the context of their best practice.  IEEE 1548 plays a significant influence role within NFPA 70E.  Bill Cantor (ESSB Safety Codes and Standards WG Chair) is the SCC 18 representative for NFPA 70B and NFPA 855.

IEEE ESSB Invited to present at the upcoming DOE Safety and Reliability Conference in Seattle WA

The ESSB Committee Chair will be one of several contributors to present IEEE’s efforts to coordinate with the DOE Strategic Safety Standards Roadmap, a monthly publication provided by the PNNL and Sandia Laboratory, at the upcoming meeting of the DOE Safety and Reliability Forum at the Edgewater Hotel, Seattle WA.  Interested parties can view the agenda and program at

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