Renewable Energy Fire Safety

CFA provides support to planning authorities, designers and operators of renewable energy facilities in relation to bushfire risk and fire safety.

Design Guidelines and Model Requirements for Renewable Energy Facilities (2022)

CFA has produced the Design Guidelines and Model Requirements for Renewable Energy Facilities 2022 (PDF 3.3MB) to facilitate consideration of bushfire risk and safety measures in the design, construction, commissioning and operation of renewable energy facilities, including solar facilities, wind facilities, and facilities with large-scale battery energy storage systems.

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Large-Scale Battery Energy Storage Systems

Facilities with battery energy storage systems must be designed with an ultimate goal of fire prevention.  Facility design can reduce the potential for ignition and the consequences of fire should it occur. In addition to CFA's  Design Guidelines and Model Requirements for Renewable Energy Facilities 2022 (PDF 3.3MB) , the following information and guidance can support the risk-based design, commissioning and operation of large-scale battery energy storage systems.

CFA Guidelines for the Provision of Emergency Information (2019)

CFA recommends the provision of Emergency Information Books (PDF 1.9MB) for the use of emergency responders at all renewable energy facilities. Emergency Information Books contain key information for emergency responders arriving on-site during emergencies.

 

 

Page last updated:  Thursday, 12 May 2022 8:01:25 AM