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2024-01-19 Seminar

Renewables seminars: Battery Regulation for economic operators

On July 28, 2023, the European Commission published the new Union Battery Regulation, which replaces the Battery Directive 2006/66/EC. This regulation came into force on August 17, 2023 and will take effect in all EU member states from February 18, 2024 after a 6-month period.

The Battery Regulation affects all players along the battery life cycle and includes comprehensive documentation and verification requirements. Companies face challenges, particularly when it comes to the design and compliant implementation of the specific requirements for different battery categories

Sabine Behrmann

Regulation (EU) 2023/1542 concerning batteries and waste batteries

The seminar series "Battery Regulation for Economic Operators" provides a comprehensive overview of current and upcoming requirements. It shows what to look out for in conformity assessments and comprises a basic module as well as battery category-specific modules that build on this:

  • Basics module
  • LMT and portable batteries module
  • Industrial batteries module

Currently the scheduled seminars are available in German in March and June but can be offered in English on request (with sufficient group numbers) or tailored to your firm’s needs. In-house seminars are also available on request. Please get in touch with us via the above contact details or below link to book your seminar. 

Battery regulation: Why companies should stay up to date

Compliance with regulations around batteries is crucial for businesses. Here are some reasons why it's important to keep up to date with the latest regulations:

1. Compliance and legal certainty: regulations are often designed to ensure the safety, environmental sustainability and proper disposal of products, including batteries. Companies must comply with these to avoid legal consequences and ensure ethical business practices.

2. Market access in the EU: Compliance with EU regulations is often a prerequisite for market access. Companies must meet certain standards in order to sell products in the European Union. Non-compliance can affect their presence in the EU market.

3. Consumer confidence: Compliance with legal standards strengthens consumer confidence. Customers are increasingly concerned about environmental issues and product safety. Companies that are committed to compliance and sustainability gain and maintain consumer confidence.

4. Environmental impact: Batteries have a significant environmental impact. Regulations aim to reduce these, promote recycling and ensure the responsible handling of hazardous substances. Companies that comply with these regulations contribute to environmental sustainability.

5. Opportunities for innovation: New regulations promote innovation. By adapting to regulatory changes, companies can develop new technologies, products or services that meet market needs.

6. Risk management: non-compliance can lead to financial penalties, legal problems and reputational damage. Companies that are aware of regulations can effectively manage risks and proactively make changes to products or processes.

7. Global business practice: Globally active companies outside the EU should also be aware of and comply with EU regulations, as they set a standard that can be followed worldwide.

Recommended participants:

These seminars are aimed at a broad audience along the entire battery value chain in Europe. The basic seminar is recommended for all battery-related companies. In addition, there are special modules for LMT/appliance batteries and/or industrial batteries, depending on the business field. Engineers, researchers, industry professionals and energy system enthusiasts - whether experienced experts or newcomers - will find a comprehensive learning experience in these seminars.

VDE Renewables is offering Online Seminars in March and June in German. Follow this link to register: BattV Seminare

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