- Publication in EU Official Journal: August 17, 2016
- In force: September 7, 2016
- Implementation in national rules through VDE|FNN not later than September 7, 2018; subsequently European notification
- Inclusion in VDE body of technical standardization on October 19th, 2018.
Network Code on Demand Connection (DCC)
The European Network Code on Demand Connection includes harmonized regulations for grid connection of consumption and distribution systems. It focuses on the cross-border electricity trade. Load management, load-side matchings and demand side response are being addressed by the code as well as new rules for the cooperation of system and network operators.
|VDE Application rule|
Period for objection
|Consultation on proposals for changes|
Pre-release version for notification
|Notification||Inclusion in VDE body of technical standardization|
|Requirements on customer installations|
|Connection to Extra High Voltage (VDE-AR-N 4130)||07/31/2017||10/01/2017||03/26-27/2018||05/17/2018||08/23/2018||10/19/2018|
|Connection and Operation of Customer Installations to High-Voltage Grid|
|Connection and Operation of Customer Installations to Medium-Voltage Grid|
|Requirements on network operators|
|Interfaces between Transmission System and Distribution System Operators for Secure Grid Operation (E VDE-AR-N 4141)||08/25/2017||10/25/2017||03/02/2018||09/07/2018||in progress||after notification|
Backing the creation process
VDE|FNN has closely followed the Network Codes creation process and regularly submitted proposals for improvement.
- Requirements do not refer to the grid connection point
- Interfaces between transmission system and distribution system operators
- Frequency-stabilizing measures by the transmission system operator should be carried out in coordination with the distribution system operator
- Definitions must be harmonized and clearly defined (e.g. significant load)
- Demand side response requirements should be reduced to technical requirements