Grid Scale Battery Energy Storage System planning – Guidance for FRS

Closing Date: 08/02/2023

Consultation Status: Closed

Grid scale Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are a fundamental part of the UK’s move toward a sustainable energy system. The installation of BESS systems both in the UK and around the globe is increasing at an exponential rate. A number of high profile incidents have taken place and learning from these incidents continues to emerge.

The document below gives an overview of how to approach a comprehensive risk management process and what to expect of the operators to identify hazards and risks. It should provide guidance to support fire and rescue services developing robust Emergency Response Plans.

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