Transmission and distribution systems were not historically engineered to accommodate energy storage, but a surge in rollout of the technology appears inevitable over the next decades. To help enable this aspect of the transition from the legacy to the next-generation electricity grid, standards development around energy storage has intensified.
In “Standards Development for Energy Storage” for Intelligent Utility, Bill Ash discusses IEEE standards and standards in development that directly pertain to energy storage. IEEE P2030.2™ “Guide for the Interoperability of Energy Storage Systems Integrated with the Electric Power Infrastructure” and IEEE P2030.3™ “Standard for Test Procedures for Electric Energy Storage Equipment and Systems for Electric Power Systems Applications” are examples of such standards-development projects, while the IEEE 1547™ Series of Interconnection Standards includes both active and in-development standards that have to do with energy storage.
Bill Ash is strategic program manager with the IEEE Standards Association.