- By means of VDE-Application Rules, common legal requirements and political objectives are implemented nationwide.
- An efficient implementation of the energy transition requires further development of the networks with a view to the overall system. The law requires technical safety is guaranteed (§ 49 EnWG, Industry Energy Law) when constructing and operating power plants. Lawmakers limit this requirement to the establishment of a protection objective and leave the substantiation of this objective to private, technical regulations. These regulations are issued by VDE FNN through the Application Rules. The legislator recognizes this set of rules and presumes that technical safety will be guaranteed if the technical rules of the VDE FNN are observed.. This simplifies verification processes and reduces the risk of liability in case of failure.
Benefits of technical regulation
Technical regulation integrates new technologies smoothly into the existing system and further develops existing technologies.
Benefits of Application Rules
Application Rules increase transparency and simplify verification
Efficient grid operation
A universally recognized standard contributes to efficient operations and the specific development of power grids.
Investment, planning, and legal security
Regulations that are uniform nationwide provide security for all parties involved.
With the help of technical standardization, innovative technologies are becoming more and more system compatible and suitable for daily use.
For Germany as a nation of industry, security of supply, legal certainty and the smooth and targeted integration of innovations are important factors, which are supported crucially by technical standardization.
Benefits for plant manufacturers and operators
Application Rules clarify the technical requirements from the view of both grid and system.
Benefits for network operators
Compliance with the regulations increases the security of the customer systems connected to the grid and thus also the safety of grid operations.
Benefits for lawmakers
The targeted commissioning of VDE FNN for the creation of regulations takes pressure off lawmakers and ensures necessary expertise and adaptability to rules for innovations.
Benefits of active participation
Cooperating in the efforts to standardize enables experts to share knowledge and experience and recognize developments early on.