We have conducted numerous consequence and risk based facility siting studies as well as collaborated on test programs to explore the hazards associated with the generation, storage, and delivery of clean energy.   We have actively participated on industry committees to help establish guidelines and recommended practices for safe operation within the clean energy supply chain including hydrogen, fuel cells, ammonia, battery energy storage systems, and traditional power generation systems.

Proper use of siting and engineering safeguards in low and no-carbon utilities are key to ensuring public safety and avoiding the derailment of this growing market. History has taught us that successful market transitions are not guaranteed. Major accidents such as the Hindenburg explosion (1937), Three Mile Island (1979), Chernobyl (1986), and Fukushima (2011) can create a public outcry to ban, or significantly curtail, a given technology. Failure to deliver a record of safe and low-risk operations could result in widespread abandonment of key technologies:

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    Grid level energy storage

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    Carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS)

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    Hydrogen and ammonia production

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    Liquid hydrogen, gaseous hydrogen, ammonia pipeline transport, and midstream storage

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    Hydrogen substitution of natural gas pipeline networks

We have over three decades of experience in hazard evaluation and risk mitigation. Specifically, our extensive experience with propane filling station Risk & Safety Management Plans (RSMP) in support of Ontario Regulation 211/01, as well as our participation in numerous  NFPA, CCPS, and API committees makes us uniquely qualified to partner with you to support hazards assessments for your clean energy operations and to grow your sustainable energy portfolio.  Contact us  today to get started.

BakerRisk provides a range of services for utilities interested in sustainable energy options:

  • Hazard Identification
    • Hazard recognition and risk mitigation development for utilities using batteries and other fuel sources
    • Hazards analysis for carbon capture and storage (CCS or CCUS)
    • Hazard assessments for alternative fueling stations
  • Loss Prevention Studies
    • Fire, explosion, and mitigation analysis for electrolysis and pyrolysis-based technologies
    • Arc flash safety
  • Consequence and Risk Analysis
    • Pipeline and transportation safety studies for hydrogen, ammonia, and other hazardous materials
  • Materials Science
    • Material compatibility studies
    • Failure analysis, metallurgical evaluation and damage mechanism characterization, fitness-for-service of service equipment
  • Site Surveys and Qualitative Studies
    • Battery Energy Storage System Asset selection and Asset management
    • Peril-specific evaluations for natural perils such as flood, hurricane, and seismic events
  • Testing

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