Proposed Changes to Korean ESS Safety Measures
There have been more than seven energy storge system (“ESS”) related fire incidents that have occurred since May 2020. The primary objective of the ESS Safety Measures is to strengthen safety standards of ESSs, including batteries and battery-related facilities.
The ESS Safety Measures focus on battery life warranty, recalls and the imposition of mandatory insurance to cover electrical facility incidents. Mandatory installation of fire protection bulkhead per battery of 5MWh or less and relaxing the separation distance standards as follows:
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