Nick Warner’s professional career has focused primarily on safety topics related to battery storage integration and fire safety as well as failure analysis of energy storage systems. He has applied his experience in battery testing to supporting battery degradation and performance validation, failure analysis and the evaluation of materials and sensors for passive and active safety applications. These hands-on skills have also been applied to the validation of state-of-the-art technologies for deployment in grid storage applications. Nick also works on due diligence and bankability studies, including hardware and safety reviews, and performs field inspections on ES systems. Nick has become heavily involved in standards activities as well including all UL standards related to ESS as well as NFPA and ICC codes for fire safety and ESS deployment. Before leaving DNV GL, Nick led the development of the industry’s first third-party controls and battery management system (BMS) validation testing service as well as streamlining DNV GL’s explosion modeling efforts for permitting of ESS. Nick holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University.