NERC & IEEE Battery Standards

Battery Testing Schedules & Requirements

NERC standard PRC-005-2, as well as all IEEE battery maintenance standards, contain battery testing and maintenance guidelines. Also, most battery manufacturers publish testing requirements to ensure warranty compliance.

IEEE Standards for Load Testing

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has published recommended standards for battery maintenance, testing, and replacement:

IEEE 450-2010

For Vented Lead-Acid (VLA or Flooded) batteries for stationary applications

IEEE 1188-2005

For Valve-Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries for stationary applications

IEEE 1106-2005

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

Free! SBS's 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.

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Stationary battery testing schedule based on IEEE and NERC

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