Embracing New Fire Safety Standards for BESS

Posted on June 6th, 2024 by Christina Nichols

by Doug Fisher On April 19, 2019, a thermal runaway event took place in a battery energy storage unit (ESS) located within a building in Surprise, Arizona. The ESS was provided with fire detection and fire suppression, which both activated. Approximately five hours after arriving on the scene, the responding fire department opened a door […]