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Grid Conformity

The increasing expansion of energy networks with renewable energy poses new challenges for plant manufacturers and network operators alike. Observance of connection conditions for feeding electricity is an important prerequisite for securing the stability and performance of the power grids. The VDE Testing and Certification Institute offers you all important tests related to grid conformity.

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Christian Lütkemeier

Our tests are based on these directives

  • For unit and plant certificates, we are accredited for FGW TR 3 and FGW TR 8 acc. to: DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and
    DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065
  • Directive of the Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW)
  • TransmissionCode 2007 (TC 2007)
  • VDE-AR-N 4105: Minimal Technical Requirements for the Connection and Parallel Operation of Generating Plants in the Low-Voltage Grid
  • TAB High-Voltage - AR-N-4120: Technical Requirements for the Connection and Operation of Customer Plants to the High Voltage Grid
  • System Service Regulation – SDLWindV: Regulation of System Services for Wind Turbine Generator Systems
  • Technical Guidelines for Generator Units and Plants, Part 3: Determination of the electrical properties of generator units and plants connected to the medium, high, and extra-high voltage grid (Society for the Promotion of Wind Energy and other Decentralized Energies)
  • Technical Guidelines for Generator Units and Plants, Part 4: Requirements for the modeling and validation of simulation models of the electrical properties of generator units and plants (Society for the Promotion of Wind Energy and other Decentralized Energies)
  • Technical Guidelines for Generator Units and Plants, Part 8: Certification of the electrical properties of generator units and plants connected to the medium, high, and extra-high voltage grid (Society for the Promotion of Wind Energy and other Decentralized Energies)
  • Country-specific grid integration requirements /grid code (e.g. Austria, France, Italy, Belgium, England, Australia, Europe)

Our testing services

When measuring your generator unit, we can offer you testing services for the following fields:

  • Actual power and reactive power control
  • Grid interferences (harmonic, flicker)
  • Short-circuit current behavior
  • Dynamic behavior in case of fault
  • Protection and switching conditions

When you connect your plants to the medium, high and extra-high voltage grid, we gladly support you from the planning stage to the feed-in of your plants to the corresponding grid level.

We support you in this with:

  • our good contacts to grid operators
  • consistently accepted plant certificates from one single source
  • detailed declarations of conformity of the Plant Safety Body

VDE Institute as a competent partner

Owing to its many years of experience and good contacts to manufacturers, grid operators and experts from the testing, maintenance and certification field, the VDE Testing and Certification Institute is your competent contact for:
Operators of decentralized energy generation plants such as

  • Wind farms (on-shore/off-shore),
  • Block-type heating plants
  • Photovoltaic power plants

Manufacturers of energy generation units or technical components such as

  • Photovoltaic inverters
  • Wind generation units
  • Grid monitoring relays
  • Plant controllers
  • Generators
  • Energy storage systems

Our tests and certifications for your products

  • Unit certificates acc. to TR 8
  • Plant certificates acc. to TR 8
  • Component certificates acc. to TR 8
  • Type tests acc. to TR3
  • Declarations of conformity acc. to TR 8
  • VDE 0124-100 (VDE-AR-N 4105)
  • Island grid detection acc. to DIN EN 62116
  • Country-specific grid integration requirements/grid code