Energy Storage System Code in the NEC besides Article 706 ESS

• October 28th, 2020

Article 90 Introduction, Art. 100 Definitions, Art. 110 Requirements for Electrical Installations, Art. 200 Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors, Art. 240 Overcurrent Protection, Article 250 Grounding and Bonding (& Soares book), Art. 310 Conductors for General Wiring, Art. 358 EMT, Art. 480 Storage Batteries and Chapter 5 Special Occupancies, including aircraft hangers!

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NEC Article 706 Energy Storage Systems part III to end

• October 21st, 2020

In this podcast we will go over and explain NEC Article 706 Energy Storage Systems Part III “Installation Requirements”, Part IV “Circuit Requirements”, Part V “Flow Battery Energy Storage Systems” and Part VI “Other Energy Storage Technologies”.

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NEC and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) including Article 706 Parts I and II

• October 14th, 2020

In this podcast we go over: ESS and the NEC, 2020, 2017 and 2014 NEC, 706 ESS, 710 Stand-Alone Systems, 712 DC Microgrids, 690 PV, NABCEP, 1897 NEC, 1984 NEC, Statistics, NEC Chapters 1-4, 5, 6, 7, Article 705 Interconnected Power Production Sources, Chapter 8 Communications, Chapter 9 Tables, NFPA 855 Standard for the Installation of Energy Storage Systems, 2020 NEC pdf, Article 480 Storage Batteries, NECA, UL 1973, UL 1989, UL 9540, UL 2436, Flywheels, Inverters, Converters, Gravity ESS, UPS, Flow Battery, AHJ, Qualified Person, Details of Sections 706.2 through 706.16 (Parts I and II of 706). Part I of Article 706 is “General” and Part II is “Disconnecting Means”.

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Energy Storage Tech Comparisons including Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Lithium-Ion vs. Lead-Acid, Sodium Sulfur, UL 9540 and UL 1973

• October 7th, 2020

In this podcast, we will cover: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Bloom Energy, Bloom Box, Hydrogen from Natural Gas, Server Module, Ethanol, Lithium vs. Lead-Acid, Solar Family Reunion, Nameplate Capacity vs. Usable Capacity, Round Trip Efficiency, Cobalt, Graphite Anode, NMC, LFP, LifePo, NCA, Reactive Power (Q), Black Start, VRLA, AGM, NiMH, Silicon Graphite Anode, Tesla batteries, Sodium Sulfur, UL 9540, UL 1973, LG and more

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Energy Storage System Markets Podcast

• September 30th, 2020

In this podcast, we will cover Energy Storage Systems (ESS) growth rates, Lithium and other markets, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Molten Salt Storage, Fly Wheel Storage, Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES), Ternary Batteries (NMC or NCA vs. LFP), Energy Density vs. Specific Energy, Battery Memory Myths, Protection Circuits, Lead-Acid Deep Cycle Batteries, Maintenance, Equalization, NiMH, NiCad, Lithium vs. Lithium-Ion Batteries, Lithium Air Battery, Lithium Polymer, Microporous Electrolyte vs. Porous Separator, Tesla battery cost advantage rumors, Vanadium Redox Flow Battery, Anolyte, Catholyte, Oxidation, Zinc Bromine Flow Batteries, NEC and more! 

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Common Energy Storage System (ESS) Components for Large-Sized Projects

• September 4th, 2020

In this podcast, we will focus on the following manufacturers: Samsung, LG, Mitsubishi and Sungrow.

(In another podcast we will cover other manufacturers)

Some of the topics included here are:

Diversified manufacturers and bankruptcy risks, warranty insurance, distributed energy storage, UPS, residential and telecom smaller scale comparisons, virtual power plants (VPP), cells, racks, containers, peak shifting, smoothing, power vs. energy applications, frequency regulation, pouch, prismatic and cylinder cells, capacity, specific energy, energy density, software, PLC, state of charge, power control systems (PCS NEC 705.13), artificial intelligence (AI), grid stabilization, voltage control, monitoring, voltage drop (rise), UL 1741, C-rate, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), lithium vs. sodium sulfur battery, and energy management systems (EMS). 

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Battery Charging and Discharging Podcast

• August 28th, 2020

In this podcast, we will cover: battery charging and discharging, voltage levels, coulomb counting, data, temperatures, loads, warranties, battery management systems (BMS), smart batteries, dumb batteries, self discharge, rubber band effect, button battery dangers, FAA battery rules.

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Lithium Battery Topics

• August 22nd, 2020

Topics covered: Transportation of batteries, lithium metal dendrites, lithium ion, International Air Transportation Association (IATA), surprise thermal events, recycling lithium batteries, battery aging, rock content, cutoff voltage, battery sweet zone, stratification, faded, 2nd hand EV batteries used for stationary ESS and data science.

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VPP (Virtual Power Plants)

• August 15th, 2020

In this episode Sean talks about virtual power plants, which is the aggregation of many small energy storage systems together to end up with the energy storage capacity of a large utility scale energy storage facility. This distributed energy storage, working in harmony with each other can provide many benefits to the grid and to consumers.

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Lithium-ion Battery basics

• August 8th, 2020

In this podcast, we will cover, C-rates, hour rates, E-rates, comparing lithium to lead-acid batteries, DOD, battery cells, modules and packs, series and parallel connections, cylindrical, prismatic and pouch batteries, cathodes, anodes, electron flow vs. conventional current direction, electrolytes and the graphite anode.

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