Network Technology/Network Operation Forum at VDE (VDE FNN)
Welcome to VDE FNN!
- VDE FNN is the technical regulator for power grids in Germany.
- The objective is a proactive development of the power grid in view of the challenges caused by the energy transition.
- Manufacturers, network operators, generating plant operators and scientific institutions identify technical challenges and develop solutions jointly.
The power grids are the main infrastructure of the energy transition that link all stakeholders together. In a global comparison, Germany has one of the most reliable grids. Due to the energy transition, the tasks and grid architecture are undergoing fundamental changes. VDE FNN is the VDE committee that implements this transition through technical regulation. Members are companies working for the power grid. Important products are VDE-application rules, FNN guidelines, studies, and position papers.
- Ensures that the grids are operated safely and that as much renewable energy as possible can be fed in
For network operators
- Rule creation
- Investment and planning safety
- Creates planning safety
- In network conversion, supports through evaluating technical challenges
- Lightens the burden by specifically implementing the energy transition objectives
For the authorities
- Is partner in the technical design of the political regulatory framework
Year founded: 2008
Members: Over 450 companies and organizations:
- Network operators
- Manufacturers of network technology and power generating plants
- Operators of conventional and renewable power generating plants
- Metering point operators
- Manufacturers of measuring instruments, measuring systems and software
Published VDE-application rules: 17
Published FNN guidelines: over 80
Voluntary employees in committees: Approx. 400
Last updated 09/2017
Forum Netztechnik/Netzbetrieb im VDE (FNN)
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