NECA Releases Recommended Practice for Installing Energy Storage Systems
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) recently released NECA 416 – 2016, Recommended Practice for Installing Energy Storage Systems (ESSs), the latest addition to the ANSI-approved National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) series.
NECA 416 describes methods and procedures used for installing multiple types of energy storage systems. It also includes information about controlling and managing energy storage systems, in addition to commissioning and maintaining energy storage systems. The new standard focuses specifically on installations of battery systems, flywheels, ultracapacitors, and electric vehicle (EV) smart charger vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies that are used for storing electrical energy in premises wiring systems.