Last year, new European network codes on “Requirements for Generators” (RfG) and “High Voltage Direct Current Connections” (HVDCC) have been published. These regulations affect present and future offshore grid connection projects of TSC member TenneT. Hence, the Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO) began to implement the new regulations with regard to its own offshore network immediately.
In aligning the new provisions with the existing technical rules, TenneT could rely on its expertise and complex operating experience in the field of offshore grid connections. The TSO now has presented a first draft of new offshore grid connection rules (“Offshore-Netzanschlussregeln”, O-NAR). These rules describe the technical and organisational minimum requirements for the construction and operation of connections to the onshore transmission grid. The next step for TenneT is a comprehensive consultation process with a variety of stakeholders.
Wilfried Breuer, member of TenneT’s executive board and Director Offshore, explains that the TSO contributes to the optimisation of grid connection rules proactively – for the general benefit of all future offshore grid connections. “With the early publication of the O-NAR draft, TenneT intends to ensure cooperation and coordination with the potential subscribers to rapidly bring new technologies to market maturity and to accelerate future consultation processes,” concludes Mr Breuer.
> See TenneT press release, in German (html, with access to draft)
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