The website for the IEEE PES/ESSB Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT) Conference call for papers is now live, and papers can be submitted at  This promises to be one of the current year conference highlights for those involved in the continued development of current or emerging energy storage technologies as well as their applications, the power conversion systems associated with ES including their required management systems and the implications of standards and policy in the current environment.  If you have a research effort or progress in one of the areas described and you’d like a forum to present your findings, please log in to the link above and submit your paper.

2022 ESSB SUMMER MEETING (Sonoma County, CA)

The IEEE ESSB Summer Meeting is now open for registration.  Early bird registration is only $500 for the full week but will increase after May 15th.  If you are planning on attending for less than four days, the registration fee is $125.00 per day.  The meeting will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country hotel and serve as the host hotel.  There are other hotels in the area, but comparable hotels will be at similar or higher rates.  A special wine excursion and dinner for one night is under discussion.  Sonoma County and Napa will offer many wineries and a Napa wine train if you desire a chance to explore the California wine country before or after the general meeting.

Meeting agenda

IEEE EESAT Conference

The IEEE PES-ESSB EESAT conference scheduled for November 7-9, 2022, at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, TX has opened their Phase I website.  This announces the Call for Papers with the topics of interest and is accessible at This conference has been sponsored in the past by the DOE Office of Electricity but will now be hosted by the IEEE ESSB Committee and sponsored by the IEEE Power and Energy Society. More details to follow so check back again soon.

NFPA 855

The NFPA 855 Committee is well on its way with revisions to the upcoming 2023 release.  A reorganization of the contents, along with the posting of a confirmed scope are among the anticipated results.  Updates with testing requirements incorporating UL 1973, UL 9540 and UL 9540A are also being made.  For more information, or to participate in this or other NFPA safety standards committees, go to the NFPA website at

ESSB Creates a special ESS Tutorial Task Force

The Task Force will evaluate invitations to conduct tutorials and other educational events, and manage the process of these events in concert with Dean Fiorino, IEEE Senior Staff advisor.

IEEE Fellow Award

The IEEE ESSB Committee is fortunate to have three members who have achieved IEEE Fellow status.  This is the highest technical award given to members who have made significant contributions over their career to technology advances in their chosen fields.  If you would like to nominate someone for consideration of this award see Curtis Ashton or Babu Chalamala to obtain information in the process, or go to the following IEEE website,