In recognition of the need for an installation standard for battery storage devices in Australia, Standards Australia has been working with industry, government and the broader community.
The draft standard has gone through the consensus-based standards development process, with Standards Australia engaging with representatives on the relevant technical committee throughout this process to ensure a wide-range of views have been considered.
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.
“Given strong support from a range of key industry and government representatives, this standard should be heading towards publication in coming weeks,” said General Manager, Strategy and Engagement, Adam Stingemore.
“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,” said Mr Sandy Atkins, from Standards Australia’s EL-042 Technical Committee responsible for the standard.
Standards Australia expects that work in this area will continue as the industry evolves. Proposals for new standards or changes to standards can be submitted at any time.
“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,” concluded Mr Stingemore.