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Battery Island mode, we are all at sea

May 17, 2024

Discover how to navigate the evolving challenges and stringent regulations of the UK energy storage sector in our webinar. Learn key strategies for compliance, ensuring safety, and optimizing operational efficiency in the face of rapid industry growth and technical complexities.

Webinar Agenda:

1. Introduction:

  • Overview of the UK energy storage market
  • Recent trends and growth in battery storage installations

2. Understanding Islanding Mode:

  • Explanation of islanding mode and its necessity
  • Technical details on how islanding mode provides backup during power cuts.

3. Regulatory Framework:

  • Overview of Electricity Safety, Quality, and Continuity Regulations (ESQCR) 2002, Regulation 21
  • Discussion on BS7671 standards and their implications for battery storage systems
  • Importance of EN60947 standards for manual changeover switches

4. Challenges with Grid Isolation and Compliance:

  • Technical challenges in integrating battery storage with the grid
  • Specific compliance issues with inverters and changeover devices
  • Requirements for physical isolation mechanisms according to BS7671

5. Future Regulatory Considerations:

  • Anticipated changes from Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) or Distribution System Operators (DSOs)
  • Impact of delayed grid reconnection on system design and compliance

6. Conclusion and Q&A:

  • Summarize the key points discussed.
  • Open the floor for questions and answers.

Benefits and Takeaways:

Enhanced Understanding: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the technical and regulatory landscape governing battery storage systems in the UK.

Regulatory Compliance: Learn about essential regulations and standards to ensure compliance and operational safety of battery storage installations.

Future Preparedness: Discover anticipated regulatory changes and how to prepare for future compliance and system design requirements.

Safety Assurance: Understand the importance of proper system isolation to ensure the safety of both the public and network workers during grid outages.

Strategic Insight: Equip yourself with knowledge to make informed decisions in designing, installing, and operating battery storage systems that are both efficient and compliant.