Battery Energy Storage System fire: A hot topic

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Battery Energy Storage System fire: A hot topic

Growth in energy storage systems and the risk of li-ion battery fires

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are increasingly being installed at facilities to supplement renewable energy installations with energy storage and stability in electrical supply.

The use of Lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries in portable devices has seen a substantial growth in the last decade, and they are also popular for use in BESS.

As a result, li-ion battery fires have been subject to much attention (see emerging risk report #72 e-bike battery fire) and we may see more larger scale fires unless adequate quality, monitoring and protection are implemented.

How a BESS fire caused damage at a major university

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https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/batteries-storage/dispute-erupts-over-what-sparked-an-explosive-liion-energy-storage-accident

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