Battery Energy Storage and Standards

Battery energy storage is on the minds of many co-ops these days. It is important to understand where things are now and how they are evolving. Technical standards covering safety, and installation have been written and continue to evolve. Understanding their potential impact is critical for understanding the full cost of battery installations and to avoid costly installation missteps. This session brings in industry experts to discuss applicable standards for energy storage, their evolution and considerations for co-op engineering and operations staff.


  • Robert Harris – Senior Principle, Integrated Grid – NRECA
  • James Houston, P.E. – Technical & Project Solutions, Chief Engineer – Southern Company Services
  • Avery Ashby, P.E. – Electrical Engineer – Middle Tennessee EMC
  • Benjamin Schenkman – Senior Member of Technical Staff – Sandia National Laboratories