Grid connection

The grid connection codes aim to create harmonised rules for grid connection for power-generating modules, demand facilities, distribution systems and HVDC systems.

The grid connection codes are as follows:

  • Network Code on Requirements for Generators (NC RfG)
  • Demand Connection Code (DCC)
  • Network Code on High Voltage Direct Current Connections (HVDC)
Principal objectives and contents
Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/631 establishing a network code on requirements for grid connection of generators (NC RfG) entered into force on 17 May 2016. The NC RfG aims to establish harmonised rules for grid connection for power-generating modules in order to provide a clear legal framework for grid connections, facilitate Union-wide trade in electricity, ensure system security, facilitate the integration of renewable electricity sources, increase competition and allow more efficient use of the network and resources, for the benefit of consumers.
Completed consultations

Pursuant to Article 10 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/631, relevant TSOs must carry out public consultation on the proposal for maximum capacity thresholds for power generators for a period of at least one month and then submit the proposal to the regulatory authority. Extensive discussions have already been held with Austrian energy policymakers (“Österreichs Energie”), consultations have been carried out with the LFC blocks adjacent to the TSOs, and preliminary talks have been held with the E-Control regulatory authority and transmission system operator VÜN with the aim of drafting the proposal to establish maximum capacity thresholds for Austria. After reviewing the consultation document, please insert your remarks and/or suggestions in the (German-language) Excel spreadsheet and send it to cnc@apg.at prior to the end of the consultation period.

Consultation document Proposal for thresholds
Consultation period 22 December 2017 - 31 January 2018
Status  completed
Remarks Remarks from the TSOs (in German only)
Result Unchanged

 

Approved requirements, terms and conditions and methodologies
No requirements, terms and conditions or methodologies have been approved thus far.
Principal objectives and contents
Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1388 establishing a network code on demand connection (Demand Connection Code, or DCC) entered into force on 7 September 2016. The DCC aims to establish harmonised rules for grid connection for demand facilities and distribution systems in order to provide a clear legal framework for grid connections, facilitate Union-wide trade in electricity, ensure system security, facilitate the integration of renewable electricity sources, increase competition, and allow more efficient use of the network and resources, for the benefit of consumers.
Ongoing consultations
No public consultations are being held at present.
Approved requirements, terms and conditions and methodologies
No requirements, terms and conditions or methodologies have been approved thus far.
Principal objectives and contents
Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1447 establishing a network code on requirements for grid connection of high voltage direct current systems and direct current-connected power park modules (HVDC) entered into force on 15 September 2016. The NC HVDC aims to establish harmonised rules for grid connection for HVDC systems and DC-connected power park modules in order to provide a clear legal framework for grid connections, facilitate Union-wide trade in electricity, ensure system security, facilitate the integration of renewable electricity sources, increase competition and allow more efficient use of the network and resources, for the benefit of consumers.
Ongoing consultations
No public consultations are being held at present.
Approved requirements, terms and conditions and methodologies
No requirements, terms and conditions or methodologies have been approved thus far.

Grid connection

  • DCC

    Entered into force as from 7 September 2016

  • HVDC

    Entered into force as from 15 September 2016

  • RfG

    Entered into force as from 17 May 2016