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Batteries: Safety

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 37596, tabled on 21 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the cross-Departmental group coordinated by his Department is assessing lithium-ion battery safety in domestic settings in addition to large-scale battery storage facilities.

Answered on

10 September 2021

BEIS established an industry-led storage health and safety group with an independent chair, following the joint BEIS and Ofgem 2017 Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan.

This group considers the safety of lithium-ion storage both in domestic settings and for large-scale facilities.