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GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice for grid-connected energy storage

Your one-stop guideline for safe and sustainable grid-connected energy storage

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The market for grid-connected energy storage systems is relatively new and unexplored – but growing rapidly. For a successful deployment, you need clarity and shared expectations between buyer and supplier. To enable that, DNV GL took the lead in bringing together an international consortium of industry stakeholders (the GRIDSTOR project) to develop the GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice. Focusing on safety, operation and performance, it offers a single, global framework for creating and operating safe and sustainable energy storage. 

On January 12th 2016, DNV GL officially published the GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice (DNVGL-RP-0043).

The GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice closes the gaps in existing standards by:

  • covering a broad range of energy storage technologies and applications
  • using a system-level approach
  • offering a clear, comprehensive structure
  • linking to all key standards and guidelines from a single document
  • providing simple, clear and practice-based additional guidance where needed, in harmony with all of those standards and guidelines.

Clear, practice-based guidelines for all stakeholders
Using the GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice, you can be confident your system meets specific and shared safety, operational and performance criteria. It provides you with a framework for achieving your goal whether you are (for example):

  • A user who wants to be sure you are choosing the right grid-connected energy storage system
  • An aggregator who wants to develop an RfP
  • A manufacturer who wants to demonstrate the quality and safety of your system and distinguish yourself from your competitors
  • An investor who wants to ensure the system you intend to invest in meets performance criteria and is operated correctly

Complete confidence, with tailored services
The Recommended Practice is freely available and usable. To help you make the most it, DNV GL offers dedicated services with tailored support for your grid-connected energy storage system project. We put our extensive experience in technology qualifications, grids and the renewable energy market to work for you. You have a quality guarantee that makes everything clear between buyer and supplier, for complete confidence and a mutually satisfactory outcome.

Services include:

  • Technical due diligence
  • Owner’s engineering
  • Market assessment
  • Technology reviews
  • Testing  

Learn more by downloading our GRIDSTOR brochure.

GRIDSTOR UPDATE - hearing committee  
The GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice (RP) on Grid-Connected Energy Storage Systems (RP-0043) has been widely used since its launch in December 2015. As anticipated during the development of the RP, the energy storage sector experiences rapid and strong developments and innovations. In addition to the unanimously positive feedback from the industry, there have been a number of questions and recommendations for updates of the existing RP.

Consequently, an update has been made of the existing GRIDSTOR recommended practice. We would like to invite you to provide feedback on the updated GRIDSTOR RP before its final publication by participating in an online hearing. The purpose of this review is to increase quality, acceptance and awareness of the updated recommendations through interaction with industry stakeholders – with you. Your benefits of participating in the online hearing include being informed about the updated RP content well before publication, being able to bring up comments and suggestions for improvement that will be considered before publication, and (if you wish) industry visibility through official acknowledgement in the document used worldwide.

Click here for more information and to register to participate in the hearing.