30 Jul 2021

Call for Development Group Members – Railway – Energy storage Standard

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is seeking nominations from people to join a Development Group to assist with the development of a new Australian Standard to provide requirements for energy storage systems.

The Standard will provide requirements for existing, new and emerging technologies for rolling stock and wayside-based energy storage systems throughout their product lifecycle. Such systems include:

  • Chemical storage (batteries and capacitors)
  • Thermal energy storage (heat exchanges)
  • Kinetic energy storage (flywheels)
  • Potential mechanical energy storage ( i.e., hydroelectric or elevated masses).

How to contribute

Stakeholders and interested parties are invited to submit nominations for subject matter experts to join this Development Group to contribute to the overall depth and quality of the product.

Development Group membership is voluntary and requires the support of your organisation to attend and contribute. Meetings will be held as required (between September 2021 and May 2022).  These will be planned as video/teleconferences, however this may change depending on lifting of travel restrictions.

Further information on the responsibilities of a Development Group member can be obtained from the RISSB website.

All nominations and enquiries are to be submitted to iroutcliffe@rissb.com.au

As part of your nomination, can you please provide a brief detailing your contact details, your interest in this development (materially affected party, subject matter expert, etc.), and any other information which might support your participation.

Your information will assist us in ensuring a balanced representation from all major interest categories in the development of this product.

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday, 18 August 2021.