Network of Experts
The focus of the VGB joint venture are voluntary committees, all ordinary member companies send their representatives to. Actually, about 1400 experts are active in about 80 Technical Committees . These committees are supported by competent advisers working for VGB.
The classic committee structure in the fields
is developing towards European technical committees, English being the working language.
The expert's network founded on this institutionalised Exchange of Experience is the basis of the high-level technical competence of the overall VGB organisation. Owing to the member companies’ preparedness to exchange (operating) experience and develope joint solutions, VGB can fulfill its task as neutral platform in a market of competing companies. Exchange of information with the member companies via closed user groups in the internet is increasingly made use of.
The expert's network is of particular importance for the Technical Lobbying of electricity- and heat generation plant operators. Through the technical committee members and technical experts, VGB is represented in many generation-relevant associations and organisations. Here, information is compiled and joint positions of the generation side on technical standards and political conditions developed. Maintenance and development of the VGB guidelines , focussing experience of the member companies in the sense of the best-practice-approach is also of considerable importance.