Well, this year’s Battcon, the international stationary battery conference and exhibition, has come and gone. The general consensus seems to be that it was a great success. Battcon in its promotional material states that it is “where the best and brightest gather,” and it certainly lived up to that claim this year.
There were well over four hundred attendees and the presentations were varied, encompassing codes and standards, energy storage, maintenance, and industry specific topics. The exhibitors were eager to show and discuss their latest products.
Battcon is unique in that all of the presentations have to be noncommercial and for privacy purposes – the list of attendees is not published. However, there is a huge benefit in that all the paper presentations are archived and will be available shortly on the Battcon website. www.battcon.com under Archived Papers. Previous years papers are also available in the archives. Please note that all the paper presentations are copyrighted by Vertiv/Battcon and should not be used without permission.
All of the speakers used Power Point presentations, and these are not copyrighted. Eagle Eye technical advisor and Eagle Eye University instructor George Pedersen delivered an interesting presentation titled “What’s the value of a number?” A copy of George’s PowerPoint is contained elsewhere in this newsletter.
The venue and dates of Battcon 2024 are still under consideration and will be announced in about a month’s time.
No sooner has Battcon been put to bed than another stationary battery event is on the horizon. The IEEE Energy Storage and Stationary Battery (ESSB) committee Summer Meeting will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton in King of Prussia, PA, June 12 – 15. This is where all of the IEEE stationary battery codes, standards, guides, and practices are discussed, created, and revised. One does not have to be an IEEE member to participate but only members have voting privileges. Further information can be found at https://cmte.ieee.org/pes-essb/