Saturday, July 29, 2017

AS/NZS 5139 Electrical installation – safety of battery systems

Standards Australia has released the much anticipated public comment draft of AS/NZS 5139 Electrical installation – safety of battery systems for public comment today (see here). Ai Group is scheduling an industry wide briefing session on 14 July 2017 in Sydney for all interested parties. The session will include presentations from: Sandy Atkins (Clean Energy Council and Chair of EL-042 Renewable Energy Power Supply Systems and Equipment), Andrew Reid (Engineering Manager Century Yuasa) and Adam Murdoch (Energy Safe Victoria). The session will be held in Sydney on Friday 14 July at 9.30am.

The standard covers:

  • Installation requirements for all battery systems connected to inverter energy systems, covering all battery types; 
  • Mitigating hazards associated with battery energy storage system installations; and
  • Classifying batteries based on hazards, rather than chemistry type

Please RSVP to Judy Martin Em: by Friday 7 July 2017.