VGB Technical Services now part of the organisational structure of VGB PowerTech Service GmbH

As of January 1, 2018, the “Technical Services” of the VGB Group are part of the organisational structure of VGB PowerTech Service GmbH.

Network Codes: Impact of the European Guideline on System Operation on Existing and New Generating Units

Since 2009, VGB is working together with EURELECTRIC on the European grid code topics: VGB is in charge of the technical and operational codes and EURELECTRIC of the market codes. Their complementary actions have been recognized by the EC and ACER since both associations got seats when the EC created the grid connection and system operation European Stakeholder Committees (ESC).

VGB’s contribution to the G20/CEM events “System Integration of Variable Renewables – Focus on Supply Side Flexibility”

The challenge of integrating rising shares of variable renewables has become a key focus area of the international energy policy debate, namely in the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) – which launched a campaign on „Advanced Power Plant Flexibility“ at CEM8 in Beijing in June –, in the G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group and in a number of bilateral cooperation.

Flexible power plant operation is a key issue in India

Over 100 participants from India's power sector spoke with German experts about optimum implementation strategies for making power plant operation more flexible at a National Seminar in Delhi on December 1, 2017.

Galileo Prize Materials Testing awarded to Christian Ullrich

Head of the Department Technical Services of VGB PowerTech e.V. received award for outstanding performance in the field of materials development and testing.

Expert discussions for exclusion of risks through sub-synchronous resonances

New technologies in the transmission grid, e.g. the increasing use of frequency converter, are changing the usual system interactions between power plant and grid and can have a negative impact on the power plant components.

Scientific Advisory Board of the VGB:

Combined heat and power technologies (CHP) offer a highly efficient way to use fuels in the energy sector. They can therefore help to decrease CO2-emissions and to save resources

VGB PowerTech: Technical competence centre for wind power at the NRW booth of HUSUM Wind 2017

International association pools exchange of technical experience for wind energy

VGB study: Wind Energy in Germany and Europe

The main objective of this study is to provide facts and plausibility checks related to electricity supply from wind energy in Germany and 17 European countries with emphasis on the current status and main challenges for reliable and secure power supply ...

Flexible coal-fired power plants – German experience sought after at GIZ workshop in Beijing

China has ambitious goals for the expansion of its renewable energy sector, with plans to increase primary energy consumption from 13.6% currently to 20% by 2030. Given that the country has a total installed capacity of ca. 1.650 GW currently, the absolute capacity growth is gigantic.
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