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2021


An Introduction to the IEEE 1679 Family of Documents

Dan Lambert



The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has a long history of creating documents which provide the industry with best practices based on the consensus opinion of a broad spectrum of viewpoints. Within the Power and Energy Society of IEEE, there is an Energy Storage and Stationary Battery (ESSB) committee. The function of this committee is to create and maintain the Guides, Recommended Practices and some of the Standards that IEEE publishes regarding energy storage in stationary applications. ESSB has recognized that there is a need for documents guiding the industry to properly characterize and evaluate newer technologies for stationary applications. The “parent” document, IEEE 1679 Recommended Practice for the Characterization and Evaluation of Energy Storage Technologies in Stationary Applications was created first, and initially released in 2010. There are several “child” documents that address various technologies. Each “child” document covers a specific technology to provide information and guidance for one specific storage system. This paper will provide an overview of the IEEE 1679 family of documents and how the use of these “child” documents in conjunction with the “parent” document will provide guidance and information that will be helpful in evaluating and selecting an energy storage technology.


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