VDE|FNN konkretisiert die Anforderungen des NC HVDC in einer VDE-Anwendungsregel.
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Network Code on High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)

The Network Code describes the grid connection regulations for high-voltage direct-current transmission systems (HVDC) and non-synchronous power plants with direct-current connection. The regulations describe, among others, the connection between various synchronous areas and the grid connection of renewable energy systems by means of direct current, for instance, from offshore wind farms.

  • Publication in EU Official Journal: August 26, 2016
  • In force: September 15, 2016
  • Implementation in national rules through VDE|FNN: not later than September 15, 2018
  • Implementation by grid operators and manufacturers: not later than August 26, 2019

VDE Code of Practice

Period for objection
Final version
HVDC Connection Systems (E VDE-AR-N 4131)(01/2018)



Backing the creation process

VDE|FNN has closely followed the Network Codes creation process and submitted proposals for improvement regularly.

  • FNN proposals for amendment at the 3rd User Group Meeting 09/2013
  • Development of proposals for improvement following publication of the official draft
  • Workshop on 12/11/2013¬†Joint discussion of the proposals for improvement with the national stakeholders and representatives of ENTSO-E
  • FNN proposals for amendment as a result of the national discussion into the public consultation submitted to ENTSO-E
  • FNN notes at the 5th User Group Meeting 03/2014