Draft Guidelines for Entry-Level BESS Technician Training

Guidelines establishing standardized skills for entry-level technician roles for BESS facilities.

Building, operating, and maintaining any power generation project requires a high level of electrical safety awareness, training, technical skills, knowledge, and the personal discipline to always act in a safe manner.

To address these issues in Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), draft guidelines have been prepared in cooperation among the members of American Clean Power Association (ACP).

ACP is asking members to review these draft guidelines before they are finalized. These draft guidelines are open for public comment through March 8, 2024. Download this Excel Template to submit comments, then submit your file via email to workforcedev@cleanpower.org. Learn more about the comment period below.

The Entry-Level BESS Technician Guidelines will establish a transparent and valid set of standardized skills for entry level technician roles in operations and maintenance for BESS facilities. These guidelines will help:

  • Alleviate the continued pressure on costs and resources
  • Reduce bottlenecks in training
  • Provide a stable, competent entry level workforce
  • Reduce recruitment constraints by knowledgeable entry level O&M technicians ready for company qualifications and experience
  • Decrease training duplication
  • Reduce the pressure on recruitment and training.


Comment Period

The goal of these guidelines will be to provide a clear route for new entrants into the Battery Energy Storage industry and guide a person towards the appropriate training for the different job profiles of BESS operations and maintenance (O&M) technicians. When finalized, the Entry-Level BESS Technician Guidelines will establish a transparent and valid set of standardized skills for entry level BESS technicians.

Please note, public review commenters are required to submit all comments in electronic format using the Excel template linked on this page – otherwise, public comments may not be considered. In addition, all required fields on the form must be completed or the associated comments may not be considered. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon written request to workforcedev@cleanpower.org. Questions concerning this process should be directed to workforcedev@cleanpower.org.

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