Grid connection procedure
In accordance with section 17 of the German Energy Industry Act (Energiewirtschaftsgesetz – EnWG) of 07 July 2005, operators of energy supply systems are obliged to connect customers to their systems at technical and commercial terms that are fair, non-discriminatory and transparent.
One of the legal documents where these requirements are described in detail is the German Ordinance on System Connection of Power Plants (KraftNAV) which came into force on 27 June 2007.
The grid connection procedure of 50Hertz is transparent and non-discriminatory. The documents available for download illustrate the procedure complete with content and deadlines, using the examples of a conventional power plant and a renewable energy plant onshore.