2017 ESS Safety Forum: Schedule

February 22, Day 1

Day 1 Speaker Organization Talk Title
7:00am Registration Opens and Buffet Breakfast
8:00am Summer Ferreira Sandia National Laboratories Opening Remarks
8:15am Dr. Imre Gyuk Department of Energy Welcome
Fundamental Science Session 1 (Session Chair: Chris Orendorff, Sandia National Laboratories)
8:30am Partha Mukherjee Texas A&M University Thermo-electrochemical Analytics in Li-ion Battery Safety (presented by Aashutosh Mistry)
9:00am Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud Consolidated Edison The Con Edison – NYSERDA Battery Safety Testing Program: Overview and Takeaways
9:20am Bessma Aljarbou Qnovo Li-Ion Batteries – Lessons from the Consumer Electronics Industry
9:40am Erik Spoerke Sandia National Laboratories Safety-by-Design in All-Inorganic Sodium Batteries
10:00am Break 1
Fundamental Science Session 2 (Session Chair: Jorge Araiza, Southern California Edison)
10:30am Dan Steingart Princeton University Transitioning Electrochemical Acoustic Analysis into a Predictive Technique for Understanding Complex Behaviors
11:00am Ankur Jain University of Texas Arlington Safety of Li-ion Batteries – A Thermal Engineering Perspective
11:20am Heather Barkholtz Sandia National Laboratories Addressing Lithium-Ion Battery Safety and Failure Containment for Modern Grid Energy Storage
11:40am Josh Lamb Sandia National Laboratories Understanding Lithium Ion Safety Through Abuse Testing
12:00pm Lunch, day 1 (on-site catered)
Application to Scale Session 1: Setting The Stage (Session Chair: Kavita Ravi, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center)
1:15pm Steve Willard Electric Power Research Institute Field Application of Storage Codes and Standards
1:30pm Arthur O’Donnell California Public Utilities Commission Safe Storage Requires Safety Regulation — A California Case Study
1:45pm Roger Lin NEC Energy Solutions Practical and Functional Safety in Energy Storage Systems
2:00pm Clifford Ho Sandia National Laboratories Safety of Thermal Storage Systems for Concentrating Solar Plants
2:15pm 45 minute panel discussion
3:00pm Break 2
Application to Scale Session 2: Fire Services (Session Chair: Alice Muna, Sandia National Laboratories)
3:30pm Andrew Blum Fisher Engineering, Inc. Fire Tests of a Lithium Ion Battery Energy Storage System
3:45pm Paul Rogers Fire Department of New York First Responder ESS Fire Operations
4:00pm Brian O’Connor and Andrew Klock National Fire Protection Association NFPA Standards and Fire Service Training for Energy Storage Systems
4:15pm Howard Hopper Underwriters Laboratory Energy Storage Systems – Fire Safety Concepts in the 2018 International Fire and Residential Codes
4:30pm 45 minute panel discussion
5:15pm Summer Ferreira Sandia National Laboratories Closing Remarks
5:30pm-6:30pm Reception

February 23, Day 2

Day 2 Speaker Organization Talk Title
7:00am Buffet Breakfast
8:00am Summer Ferreira Sandia National Laboratories Opening Remarks
Fundamental Science Session 3 (Session Chair: Todd Olinsky-Paul, Clean Energy Group)
8:30am Bor Yann Liaw Idaho National Laboratory A Viable Pathway from Durability to Reliability and Safety
9:00am Hsin Wang Oak Ridge National Laboratory Mechanical Abuse and Safety Risks of Large Format Li-ion Batteries
9:20am Judy Jeevarajan Underwriters Laboratory Safety of Aged Commercial Lithium-ion Cells
9:40am Gary Yang UniEnergy Technologies Intrinsically Safe Vanadium Battery Solution for Large-Scale Energy Storage
10:00am Break 3
Fundamental Science Session 4: Modeling (Session Chair: Erik Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories)
10:30am Kevin Marr University of Texas at Austin Modeling of Heat Generation during Thermal Runaway of Lithium-Ion Batteries in an Accelerating Rate Calorimeter
10:50am John Hewson Sandia National Laboratories Modeling for Understanding and Preventing Cascading Thermal Runaway in Battery Packs
11:10am Ofodike Ezekoye University of Texas at Austin Development of a Diffusion-Reaction Formalism for Describing Thermal Runaway in Battery Systems
11:30am Don Bender Sandia National Laboratories Recommended Practices for the Safe Design and Operation of Flywheels
12:00pm Lunch, day 2 (on-site catered)
Application to Scale Session 3: 3rd Party Testing and Risk Assessment (Session Chair: Laurence Sombardier, State of Hawaii)
1:15pm Nick Warner DNV GL Energy Storage Failure and Fire: An Overview of Lessons Learned and Myths Dispelled for the Storage Industry
1:30pm Benjamin Ditch and Sujit Prushuthaman FM Global Risk Based Hazard Assessment of Li-ion Energy Storage Systems
1:45pm Hiroyuki Kubo National Institute of Technology and Evaluation Approach to Ensure BESS Safety in Japan (presented by Hideki Satake)
2:00pm Laurie Florence Underwriters Laboratory How Safety Standards Address the Hazard of Fire Propagation in Battery Systems (presented by Judy Jeevarajan)
2:15pm 45 minute panel discussion
3:00pm Break 4
Application to Scale Session 4: Codes and Standards (Session Chair: Chris LaFleur, Sandia National Laboratories)
3:30pm David Conover Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Why C/S Matter to ESS and What is Going on in the U.S. on ESS Related C/S
3:45pm Vilayanur Viswanathan Pacific Northwest National Laboratory International Electrotechnical Commission Standards Development for Energy Storage System Safety
4:00pm 45 minute panel discussion (additional panel members: Matthew Paiss, IAFF and Howard Hopper, Underwriters Laboratory)
4:45pm Vincent Sprenkle and Babu Chalamala Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories Closing Remarks
5:00pm Dr. Imre Gyuk Department of Energy Closing Remarks
5:30pm – 7:30pm  Dinner

February 24, Day 3

The development and deployment of energy storage systems (ESS) has been and will continue to occur at a significant rate, although there continues to be challenges associated with documenting and validating system safety and understanding how to respond to safety related incidents. Under the leadership of the DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program, Sandia National Laboratories and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been building a coordinated ESS safety effort in collaboration with a wide range and significant number of private sector stakeholders since early 2014. This includes utility, manufacturing, first responder, contractor, code official, testing, and inspector sectors who have come together under an ESS Safety Working Group to facilitate collaboration and provide a focal point for identifying and addressing all of the challenges associated with the timely deployment of safe ESS.  Day 1 and Day 2 of the ESS Safety Forum will provide a unique discussion on energy storage safety that can help all stakeholders communicate and collaborate more effectively. On Day 3, there will be an opportunity to ‘reboot’ and ‘invigorate’ the future efforts undertaken by the ESS Safety Working Group during an open meeting on behalf of all stakeholders connected to or impacted by ESS safety in any way. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to focus on and help chart the course to ensuring ESS safety through this unique collaboration.

Day 3 Activity
7:30am Buffet Breakfast
8:00am Energy Storage Safety Working Group Meeting
8:45am Codes and Standards Breakout Session

Research and Development Breakout Session

Incident Response and Outreach Breakout Session

10:10am Break
10:30am ESS Safety Working Group Joint Session, Report Out and Summary
12:00pm End of Forum

Note: The 2017 ESS Safety Forum included presentations open to the public. Presentations from individuals representing Sandia National Laboratories were formally reviewed and approved. We did not request copyright verification from organizations that are external to Sandia National Laboratories.