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1:40pm Tuesday, September 26th

Theater Junior Ballroom B B
Lithium-ion and Energy Storage: Reward vs. Risk
Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere, from e-bikes on urban street corners to massive energy storage systems that support electrical grids. They’re also fragile, and any electrical, thermal, or mechanical abuse can initiate thermal runaway, resulting in fire, explosion, injury and death.
Energy storage systems provide clean, low-cost, long-duration sources of energy, but they also present significant life-safety hazards – and they're found in every municipality.
NFPA 855, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems, is a best practice for municipalities concerning the the installation and maintenance of ESS, and emergency response to incidents involving lithium-ion batteries.
This interactive session provides resources for municipalities to deal with lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems, educational resources, and access to free online training.
There are lots of cool videos too!