The Facts: Battery System Standards
In December 2018, the Electrical Safety Office investigated a fire in a battery installation which caused significant damage to a home. It was discovered that the battery installation was of poor design which likely resulted in the fire.
There have also been multiple other fires in battery systems across the country. While such incidents are not an epidemic in Australia, they do highlight a need for consistent standards when it comes to the requirements for battery storage installations.
Designers and installers in Queensland have a duty of care under the Electrical Safety Act 2002 to ensure their battery storage installations are electrically safe.