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SGS Gains Accreditation to Test and Validate Power Generating Units under Spain’s New Grid Connection Code

May 12, 2020

SGS is leading the way in Europe after gaining Norma Tecnica de Supervision (NTS) accreditation in Spain for the testing and validation of simulation models for Power Generating Units in accordance with the EU Regulation 2016/631.

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The standard, which aims to assist the roll out of renewable power generation throughout Europe, sets out requirements for new generators to be connected to the grid. These requirements are divided into four categories (Plant category A, B, C or D) depending on the power rating of the final plant and the voltage at the grid connection point.

This accreditation means SGS can test and validate simulation models for power generating units such as PV Inverters and other components of distributed energy resources plants, such as Power Plant Controllers and STATCOM, amongst others.

Daniel Arranz, Certification Manager, Renewable Energies, said: "We are proud to have one of the widest accreditation capabilities for grid connection which means we can now offer the possibility of combined testing with requirements from other countries, such as Italy or Germany."

"Thanks to our focus on drastically reducing our costs and time, we have completed the first accredited testing projects in record time and look forward to ensuring our customers are able to benefit from quicker access to a bigger market."

Contact us for more information on testing plans.

For further information, please contact:

Omar Kalim
Project Manager, Renewable Energies
t: +34 669 168 082

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