Safety and efficiency of the energy supply through the latest IT technology
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2020-02-24 Testing + Certification

Energy Supply

Electrical networks with its power lines and switch gear as well as additional electrical equipment constitute the classical interface between power generation and power consumption.

The future coexistence of centralized and decentralized supply systems demands an energy management based on the most advanced IT technology, the increased use of renewable energy and the introduction of large-scale automation and protection systems as well as real-time safety management. In addition to the technical challenge, it is highly important to ensure the supply quality of the public electricity networks.

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Energy providers trust in VDE-tested products

The VDE Institute provides expertise through standardization and testing of regenerative power sources
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As part of the reorientation to a higher percentage of renewable energy sources, energy providers already utilize VDE-tested products, incorporate the knowledge of our experts into their planning, and seek certification by the VDE Institute.

From the definition of general rules of technology to standards and finally the comprehensive testing of components, devices, and systems, the VDE Institute has evolved into a leading institute in the areas of

  • photovoltaics
  • wind energy
  • fuel cell technology
  • decentralized power supply
  • digital power technology.

SEC in Saudi Arabia endorses the VDE mark

The Saudi Arabian energy supplier Saudi Electric Company (SEC) has recognized that the VDE mark represents high test standards and responded accordingly. SEC endorses products with the VDE mark as part of their tenders. Manufacturers that offer products with the VDE mark do not need to apply for further tests and certifications for SEC tenders. This saves time and money.
The following products with the VDE mark have been endorsed:

  • Fiber optic cable
  • Terminal blocks, series terminals, terminal strips
  • Low voltage power lines and control cables/ leads
  • Low voltage switchgear, circuit breakers etc
  • Relays
  • Switchgear combinations, network stations, transfer stations, switch fields...
  • UPS systems, uninterrupted electrical supply equipment

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