The new Distributed Energy Resource Lab in Cleveland, Ohio, strengthens CSA Group’s existing energy storage evaluation, testing, and certification capabilities.

The state-of-the-art facility provides testing solutions for:

  • Power Conversion Systems (PCS), including inverters, converters, and other power components
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), including AC and DC fast chargers
  • Energy Storage Systems (ESS), including the associated Power Conversion Systems (PCS), Battery Management Systems (BMS), and Energy Management Systems (EMS)
  • Microgrid distributed energy resources
  • Other battery systems, including portable power, eMobility, and batteries for medical, IoT, and appliances

End-to-end Testing, Inspection, and Certification Solutions

CSA Group’s marks are among the most well-known and widely accepted marks for battery and electrical products in North America and indicate that products conform to specified US, Canadian, and international standards for safety and other aspects.

The services we offer include:

  • Electrical and Functional Safety evaluation
  • Megawatt (MW) large-scale fire testing
  • Environmental simulation
  • Energy Efficiency Verification (EEV)
  • Cybersecurity and grid interoperability communications
  • Performance testing and reference performance testing to manufacturers’ or integrators’ specifications
  • Dedicated space for the facilitation of standards development

CSA Group can now conduct more advanced tests due to new, state-of-the-art equipment in the Distributed Energy Resource Lab, such as:

  • High power battery cyclers
  • Walk in environmental chambers
  • High power load banks
  • Electrodynamic (vibration) and seismic simulators
  • Combined vibration and temperature (AGREE) system

Accreditations & Recognitions

CSA Group is accredited and recognized by organizations around the world, including:

  • IECEE CB Scheme (globally recognized)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)
  • Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program
  • Australian Gas Association (AGA)
  • ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)
  • International Accreditation Services Inc. (IAS)
  • Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
  • International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)