In 2021 and 2022, Netherlands Institute for Public Safety (NIPV) hosted two digital editions of the EU Energy Storage Systems Safety Conference. In 2023, NIPV organizes a two-day physical edition of this event at their location in Arnhem. The first day will be science and research based presentations
about the newest research and state of the art knowledge regarding the safety of Energy Storage Systems (ESS). The second day aims to learn from Dutch field experiences: site-visits combined with several lectures at different locations in the Eastern part of The Netherlands. Attendants will travel this day with busses from and to the different event-locations.

For whom?

The main audience for the conference is professionals working in the field of the safety of ESS and related research. Professionals could for example be the staff from fire brigade concerned with the incident response, but also with risk mitigation, prevention or policy advisors. They could also be employees from regional/national utility compagnies, as well as officials in municipalities concerned with the licensing of ESS. Last but not least, industry is welcome to join this conference.


The NIPV conference office will organize the event. All contributions will be in English. Keep an eye on our website for updates. Hotels are located nearby the NIPVs location. Details are in the registration form.


You will find an overview of the speakers here. More speakers will be added. As soon as these are final, this will be announced on the website.

IJle Stelstra (General Director NIPV): Opening
John O’Boyle (Merseyside Fire Service): Fire in ESS Liverpool
Jetty Middelkoop (Fire Brigade Amsterdam-Amstelland): Fire in batteries of a hybrid passenger vessel
Jonna Hynynen (RI.SE)
Paul Christensen (University of Newcastle)
T.b.d. (NIPV): Safety of future batteries
Matthew Paiss (PNNL / DoE) NFPA 855 & development in guidelines
Rianne ’t Hoen (DNV): European legislation on batteries
Mark Huijben (University of Twente)
Nils Rosmuller (Applied professor energy and Transport safety NIPV): Closing statement
Victoria Hutchison (Fire Protection Research Foundation)


for the full program please go to the website