NERC standard PRC-005-2, as well as all IEEE battery maintenance standards, contain detailed battery testing and maintenance guidelines. Also, most battery manufacturers publish testing requirements to ensure warranty compliance.
IEEE Standards for Stationary Battery Capacity Load Testing
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has published recommended standards for battery maintenance, testing, and replacement:
For Vented Lead-Acid (VLA or Flooded) batteries for stationary applications
For Valve-Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries for stationary applications
For Vented Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cad) batteries for stationary applications
NERC Standard PRC-005-2
Reliability Standard PRC-005-2 from NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corp.) presents testing requirements for all stationary battery systems which are connected to the Bulk Electric System (BES). This standard is in place so that these BES protection systems are kept in working order.
The enforcement date, which is the first date when entities must be compliant with part of the standard for PRC-005-2, was April 15th, 2015.
Recommended Testing Schedule
SBS wants to help you test and maintain your stationary batteries for optimal life and health. Download the complimentary SBS Recommended Testing Schedule, which is based on NERC & IEEE standards. We've compiled the schedule and guidelines for you.
If you have any questions regarding NERC or IEEE compliance, please contact us.