Considerations for ESS Fire Safety

This report summarizes the main findings and recommendations from extensive fire and extinguisher testing program that evaluated a broad range of battery chemistries1 . The testing was conducted through much of 2016 on behalf of the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Consolidated Edison, as they engaged the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and the New York City Department of Buildings (NY DOB) to address code and training updates required to accommodate deployment of energy storage in New York City.


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