Standardization is a critical topic with a direct impact on new product development and existing product propagation. IESA’s Safety and Standards Taskforce works on developing performance & safety aspects of energy storage. IESA is a part of the BIS standards committee (ETD-52) and provides inputs on new standards for Li-ion cell, BMS, ESS systems, and charging infrastructure.
With the same thought process IESA and UL signed a MoU to create an Energy Storage Standards Taskforce in 2015.
The key areas of mutual working are:
- Educating IESA members on standards development process
- Standards gap analysis in the identified areas of interest
- Standards training
- Formation of standards cell and UL to act as a secretariat for standards development
- UL standards development tool–CSDS deployment for standard development
- Access to relevant UL Standards
IESA also joined EES Sectional Committee by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) in 2016.
The scope of the committee includes standardization in the field of grid integrated Electrical Energy Storage Systems in India. The Sectional Committee focused on the following:
- Standardization in the field of grid integrated Electrical Energy Storage Systems.
EES to include any type of grid-connected energy storages, which can both store electrical energy from a grid or any other source and provide electrical energy to a grid.
- Organized a training on safety and standards with ARAI.
- Conducted India’s first two days training workshop for li-ion cell fabrication and battery testing in Pune with Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) on 11th and 12th March 2020.
Helped Indian companies and startups for the technology due diligence with the help with IESA's lead acid and Li-ion lab.