Energy Storage & Safety
Safety is fundamental to all parts of our electric system, including energy storage. Each component of the electric system presents risks—from transformers and gas lines to power plants and transmission lines—and their safe operation is critical to provide the electricity that keeps our lights on, our refrigerators running, our homes air conditioned and heated, and our businesses operating. Energy storage is no different: with use of best practices and the proper design and operations, these facilities can mitigate risks and maintain safety while supporting reliable, clean electric service. This fact sheet explains how a variety of strategies are used to promote safe operation of energy storage facilities.