Ontario ESS In Dwellings

There are a lot of considerations to think about and do if one is thinking of utilizing LIFEPO Energy Storage Systems in a dwelling.

These ESS need to have three very important certifications:

UL 1973, Ul 9540A and UL 9540

UL1973 (the Standard for Batteries for Use in Stationary, Vehicle Auxiliary Power and Light Electric Rail (LER) Applications) is a safety standard for energy storage systems. It specifies detailed requirements that manufacturers of ESS must meet to qualify for safety certification.

UL 9540A, on the other hand, is a test method for evaluating thermal runaway propagation for battery energy storage systems. This is very useful for engineers and developers to verify the effectiveness of the product’s protection against key issues like fire.

UL 9540 the Standard for Energy Storage Systems and Equipment, for is the new standard for safety of energy storage systems, which includes electrical, electrochemical, mechanical and other types of energy storage technologies for systems intended to supply electrical energy.

Below is the link to the ESA Bulletin 64-8-1 that explains what is necessay to allow an ESS in a dwelling.