Minimum Technical Requirements

Minimum technical requirements for the connection of electrical generators, electricity distribution networks, plants of directly connected customers, interconnection lines and direct lines to the grid of Amprion GmbH.

To ensure the technical safety of the transmission network of Amprion GmbH, compliance to minimum technical requirements is mandatory for any connection to the grid of Amprion GmbH. These minimum technical requirements conform to the following rules and regulations in particular:

  • BDEW-guideline for Generating Plants Connected to the Medium-Voltage Network from Juli 2008 including the complement from 1st of January 2013
  • DIN EN 50341 overhead electrical lines exceeding AC 45 kV 3,4,5)
  • DIN VDE 0101 for the erection of power installations with rated voltages above 1 kV 3,4,5)
  • DIN EN 50110 for the operation of electrical installations 3,4,5)
  • Transmission code 2007 1)
  • VDE-AR-N 4105 Generators connected to the low-voltage distribution network - Technical requirements for the connection to and parallel operation with low-voltage distribution networks
  • VDE-AR-N 4120 Technical requirements for the connection and operation of customer installations to the high voltage network (TAB high voltage)
  • VDE-AR-N 4400 Messwesen Strom (MeteringCode)
  • Technical rules for assessing system perturbations 2,4)
  • Electrical generators according to the Renewable Energy Act connected to the high and extra-high voltage grids 1)
  • General and technical rules for using the connection with load- profile metering, to be found under

Grid connection contract/connection usage contract

In individual cases it may be necessary to define additional specific requirements for a customer connection which is beyond the scope of the above rules and regulations. This depends on possible customer-specific characteristics of the connection. Appropriate rules are agreed to bilaterally in the grid connection contract.

1) Obtainable from the Federal Association of the German Energy and Water Industries (Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e. V./ BDEW)

2) Obtainable from the publishing company VWEW Energieverlag (VWEW)

3) Obtainable from the Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies (Verband der Elektrotechnik, Eletronik und Informationstechnik / VDE)

4) Fee required

5) Includes references to other notable standards