Posted: 10 August, 2017. Written by Virginia Graham
The Code of Practice for Electrical Energy Storage Systems was published on 7 August by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
The Code is the product of many months of collaboration between experts in the field, including Frank Gordon from the REA, and is designed to provide detailed information on the specification, design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of an energy storage system. It builds on IET's earler technical briefing, Electrical Energy Storage: an Introduction.
The scope of the Code covers all types of energy storage systems; integration into the low voltage power systems; industrial, commercial and domestic applications; and systems aligned with existing standards, regulations and guidance.
Virginia Graham, Chief Executive of RECC, welcomed the IET Code saying: 'RECC is delighed that there is effective and detailed gudiance available now for the installer and electrician community. This will definitely help drive up the standard of installations and contribute to consumer protection. We will be encouraging all responsible installers to adhere to the IET's Code of Practice. They should also comply with the RECC Code and installer guidance, particularly when it comes to providing pre-contractual information.'
The Code costs £60, or £39 for IET members. It can be ordered here: http://www.theiet.org/resources/standards/eess-cop.cfm