Battery Energy Storage Systems and Fire Safety

Any fire risks of proposed solar and (battery) energy storage systems should be considered and appropriately managed to minimise those risks. Potential fire safety issues are discussed in a 2021 paper on this topic [16] and should be noted. A management plan should demonstrate how the facility will be constructed and operated safely, in consultation with Essex Fire and Rescue Service where appropriate.

[16] E. Fordham, W. Allison & D. Melville. (2021). Safety of Grid Scale Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage Systems. ResearchGate.

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