VDE|FNN konkretisiert die Anforderungen des Europäischen Network Codes DCC für Deutschland in VDE-Anwendungsregeln.
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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.

  • 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 with introductory and transitional period no later than August 17, 2019
VDE Application rule

Draft

Period for objection

Consultation on proposals for changes

Pre-release version for notification

NotificationInclusion in VDE body of technical standardization
Requirements on customer installations
Connection to Extra High Voltage (VDE-AR-N 4130)07/31/201710/01/201703/26-27/201805/17/2018in progressafter notification
Connection and Operation of Customer Installations to High-Voltage Grid",
(VDE-AR-N 4120)
04/28/201706/28/201703/01-02/201805/17/2018in progressafter notification
Connection and Operation of Customer Installations to Medium-Voltage Grid",
(VDE-AR-N 4110)
02/17/201704/17/201702/26-28/201805/17/2018in progressafter notification
Requirements on network operators
Interfaces between Transmission System and Distribution System Operators for Secure Grid Operation (E VDE-AR-N 4141)08/25/201710/25/201703/02/2018(09/2018)(planned)openafter notification

Cascading Measures for the System Safety of Electrical Power Grids,"

(VDE-AR-N 4140)

12/18/201502/18/201602/01/2017-02/01/2017

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