Measurements and Verification

Stable grid operation requires that generation units behave in accordance with predetermined rules. These include, for example, static and dynamic voltage maintenance or compliance with various protective functions.

These requirements are defined in grid connection rules for the various voltage levels, such as VDE 4105 for generation plants on the low-voltage grid or VDE 4110 for plants on the medium-voltage grid.

Unit certification can be achieved by demonstrating conformity with relevent rules within the joint testing facilities of the Fraunhofer Center and RWTH Aachen University as well as an accredited  testing laboratory. The test field provides both a powerful medium-voltage grid connection and the required testing facilities, such as low-voltage ride-through (LVRT) and high-voltage ride-through (HVRT) test containers, a grid simulator, and suitable power sources. n collaboration with experienced testing engineers from the partner laboratory, all necessary laboratory measurements for the certification process of synchronous machines, such as combined heat and power plants in the range of several hundred kilowatts, or photovoltaic and storage inverters up to approximately 100 kilowatts, can be conducted.