National Energy Storage Certification to be Created

An industry recognized Energy Storage Certification will be designed by the CREATE Energy Center in a new collaboration with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). The National Science Foundation is providing support for the collaboration to address the need for a commonly accepted standard of education and training for technicians working with battery energy storage systems.

The Energy Storage Certification project will identify the necessary knowledge and concepts needed to educate energy storage technicians and the skills needed to work with various storage technologies such as lithium polymer batteries, metal-air batteries, flow batteries and fuel cells.

As the US transitions to renewable energy infrastructure, innovative storage technology will be needed to make the systems more flexible, durable and resilient.  The Energy Storage Certification project will help guide these developments to ensure a clean, secure and reliable source of electricity. CREATEenergy fall news