On February 23rd, the California Energy Commission (CEC) is hosting a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Workshop, focusing on large-scale, stand-alone lithium-ion BESS systems serving the electric grid. This workshop will provide insights into state initiatives, as well as provide an overview of safety measures for BESS project design and operation and the development of safety standards.  It is expected that more than 6,000 MW of battery storage capacity will come online through 2026. BESS, additionally, are viewed as instrumental to helping California reach its climate goals and provide greater energy reliability. 

RCRC Senior Policy Advocate John Kennedy and CSAC Policy Advocate Ada Waelder will join a panel discussion on siting and permitting battery energy storage projects. Topics include local jurisdiction experience with permitting BESS projects, such as the challenges and lessons learned. Additionally, this panel will focus on safety considerations for these projects, including undergoing environmental review and implementation of local fire codes. 

Workshop Details

View Agenda & Register Here 
Date: February 23, 2024 
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 

For more information, contact RCRC Senior Policy Advocate John Kennedy.