Germany lastly offers power storage its personal authorized definition

The German parliament has handed regulation amendments giving power storage its personal authorized definition, in a transfer welcomed by business sources.

Changes have been made to the regulation on the Federal Necessities Plan (BBPlG), Power Business Act (EnWG) and Grid Growth Acceleration Act (NABEG) which now outline power storage as an asset the place “the ultimate use {of electrical} power is postponed to a later cut-off date than when it was generated,” in accordance with a direct translation.

The transfer adopts the definition from Directive (EU) 2019/944 of June 5, 2019 into German regulation and was welcomed by the nation’s Power Storage System Affiliation (BVES) in addition to Jan Figgener, Head of Grid Integration and Storage System Evaluation at ISEA RWTH Aachen College.

Each stated it marks the start of a the event of a extra storage-friendly regulatory framework. though the fast impact on the sector will not be obvious.

Figgener informed Power-Storage.information: “Till now, an power storage system was both outlined as a technology or a client asset primarily based on whether or not it was discharging or charging. That’s the reason regulation was extraordinarily advanced for storage, because it was initially outlined for utterly different belongings in a standard power system.”

“This resulted in unfavourable regulation, advanced exceptions, and thus hurdles and funding insecurity. With the brand new definition, rules might be arrange explicitly for power storage to keep away from these issues.”

City Windelen, Federal Managing Director BVES, stated in a press launch: “With the brand new definition, the power storage business is lastly getting an appropriate authorized basis. We will lastly construct on this and develop a steady regulatory framework for the system integration of power storage techniques that’s so necessary.”

Along with the brand new definition for power storage, eligibility for a extra streamlined digital grid connection course of which was initially solely meant for photo voltaic PV assets has been expanded to different power transition belongings comparable to power storage. This may additional take away bureaucratic obstacles and simplify and speed up the speedy enlargement of power storage, BVES stated.

Nevertheless, the affiliation warned {that a} technical error had been made in the course of the translation of the definition from the EU directive to German regulation. The EU directive speaks of set up in an ‘electrical energy system’ whereas the German adoption mentions an ‘electrical energy community’, and BVES stated this wanted to be corrected shortly to keep away from authorized uncertainties.

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