• EN 50438:2013

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR MICRO-GENERATING PLANTS TO BE CONNECTED IN PARALLEL WITH PUBLIC LOW-VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

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    Superseded date:  27-01-2022

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    Published date:  13-01-2013

    Publisher:  European Committee for Standards - Electrical

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    Foreword
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 Technical requirements
    5 Operation and safety of the micro-generator
    6 Commissioning
    Annex A (informative) - National settings and requirements
    Annex B (informative) - Loss of Mains and overall system
            security
    Annex C (informative) - Example notification sheets
    Annex D (informative) - Compliance type testing
    Annex E (informative) - Example test results sheet
    Annex F (informative) - Commissioning
    Annex G (normative) - Countries allowing extension of the
            scope > 16 A
    Annex H (informative) - Abbreviations
    Annex I (informative) - A-deviations
    Bibliography

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Defines technical requirements for the protection functions and the operational capabilities of micro-generating plants, designed for operation in parallel with public low-voltage distribution networks.

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    Committee TC 8X
    Development Note Supersedes PREN 50438. (12/2013)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher European Committee for Standards - Electrical
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    IEC TS 62786:2017 Distributed energy resources connection with the grid
    I.S. EN 62109-2:2011 SAFETY OF POWER CONVERTERS FOR USE IN PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR INVERTERS (IEC 62109-2:2011 (EQV))
    I.S. EN 50524:2009 DATA SHEET AND NAME PLATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC INVERTERS
    CLC/TR 50422:2013 GUIDE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 50160
    PD IEC/TS 62786:2017 Distributed energy resources connection with the grid
    BS EN 50465:2015 European product standard for combined heating power systems using gas fuel
    S.R. CLC/TR 50422:2013 GUIDE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 50160
    CEI EN 62109-2 : 2012 SAFETY OF POWER CONVERTERS FOR USE IN PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR INVERTERS
    PREN 50465 : DRAFT 2011 GAS APPLIANCES - COMBINED HEAT AND POWER APPLIANCE OF NOMINAL HEAT INPUT INFERIOR OR EQUAL TO 70 KW
    EN 50465 : 2015 GAS APPLIANCES - COMBINED HEAT AND POWER APPLIANCE OF NOMINAL HEAT INPUT INFERIOR OR EQUAL TO 70 KW
    I.S. EN 50465:2015 GAS APPLIANCES - COMBINED HEAT AND POWER APPLIANCE OF NOMINAL HEAT INPUT INFERIOR OR EQUAL TO 70 KW
    17/30354643 DC : 0 BS EN 62933-2-1 - ELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE (ESS) SYSTEMS - PART 2-1: UNIT PARAMETERS AND TESTING METHODS - GENERAL SPECIFICATION
    PREN 50524 : DRAFT 2008 DATA SHEET AND NAME PLATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC INVERTERS
    08/30185866 DC : DRAFT JULY 2008 BS EN 61000-3-15 - ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 3-15: LIMITS - ASSESSMENT OF LOW FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC IMMUNITY AND EMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DISPERSED GENERATION SYSTEMS IN LV NETWORK
    EN IEC 62933-2-1 : 2018 ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE (EES) SYSTEMS - PART 2-1: UNIT PARAMETERS AND TESTING METHODS - GENERAL SPECIFICATION (IEC 62933-2-1:2017)
    BS PD CLC/TR 50422 : 2013 GUIDE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 50160
    BS IEC 62894 : 2014 PHOTOVOLTAIC INVERTERS - DATA SHEET AND NAME PLATE
    I.S. EN IEC 62933-2-1:2018 ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE (EES) SYSTEMS - PART 2-1: UNIT PARAMETERS AND TESTING METHODS - GENERAL SPECIFICATION
    S.R. CLC/TS 50549-1:2015 REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERATING PLANTS TO BE CONNECTED IN PARALLEL WITH DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS - PART 1: CONNECTION TO A LV DISTRIBUTION NETWORK ABOVE 16 A
    IEC 62933-2-1:2017 Electrical energy storage (EES) systems - Part 2-1: Unit parameters and testing methods - General specification
    IEC 62109-2:2011 Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems - Part 2: Particular requirements for inverters
    EN 50465:2015 Gas appliances - Combined heat and power appliance of nominal heat input inferior or equal to 70 kW
    CEI CLC/TR 50422 : 2015 GUIDE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 50160
    08/30183361 DC : DRAFT JUNE 2008 BS EN 50524 - DATA SHEET AND NAME PLATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC INVERTERS
    PD IEC/TR 61000-3-15:2011 (published 2011-10) Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Limits. Assessment of low frequency electromagnetic immunity and emission requirements for dispersed generation systems in LV network
    CEI EN 50524 : 2010 DATA SHEET AND NAME PLATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC INVERTERS
    BS EN 50524:2009 (published 2010-01) Data sheet and name plate for photovoltaic inverters
    EN 50524 : 2009 DATA SHEET AND NAME PLATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC INVERTERS
    IEC TR 61000-3-15:2011 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-15: Limits - Assessment of low frequency electromagnetic immunity and emission requirements for dispersed generation systems in LV network
    BS EN 62109-2:2011 SAFETY OF POWER CONVERTERS FOR USE IN PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR INVERTERS
    11/30249911 DC : 0 BS EN 50465 - GAS APPLIANCES - COMBINED HEAT AND POWER APPLIANCE OF NOMINAL HEAT INPUT INFERIOR OR EQUAL TO 70 KW
    UNE-EN 62109-2:2013 Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems - Part 2: Particular requirements for inverters
    CLC/TS 50549-1 : 2015 REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERATING PLANTS TO BE CONNECTED IN PARALLEL WITH DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS - PART 1: CONNECTION TO A LV DISTRIBUTION NETWORK ABOVE 16 A
    UNE-EN 50524:2010 Data sheet and name plate for photovoltaic inverters
    EN 62109-2 : 2011 SAFETY OF POWER CONVERTERS FOR USE IN PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR INVERTERS (IEC 62109-2:2011)

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    EN 50160 : 2010 AMD 1 2015 VOLTAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF ELECTRICITY SUPPLIED BY PUBLIC ELECTRICITY NETWORKS
    IEC 61000-4-30 : 3.0EN+(REDLINE+VERSION) ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 4-30: TESTING AND MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES - POWER QUALITY MEASUREMENT METHODS
    EN 61000-4-30:2015/AC:2017-01 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 4-30: TESTING AND MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES - POWER QUALITY MEASUREMENT METHODS (IEC 61000-4-30:2015/COR1:2016)
    EN 61000-6-1:2007 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 6-1: GENERIC STANDARDS - IMMUNITY FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND LIGHT-INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS
    EN 61000-6-3:2007/A1:2011/AC:2012 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 6-3: GENERIC STANDARDS - EMISSION STANDARD FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND LIGHT-INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS (IEC 61000-6-3:2006/A1:2010)
    IEC TR 60725:2012 Consideration of reference impedances and public supply network impedances for use in determining the disturbance characteristics of electrical equipment having a rated current ≤75 A per phase
    IEC TS 62282-1:2013 Fuel cell technologies - Part 1: Terminology
    EN 61000-3-3:2013 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 3-3: LIMITS - LIMITATION OF VOLTAGE CHANGES, VOLTAGE FLUCTUATIONS AND FLICKER IN PUBLIC LOW-VOLTAGE SUPPLY SYSTEMS, FOR EQUIPMENT WITH RATED CURRENT <= 16 A PER PHASE AND NOT SUBJECT TO CONDITIONAL CONNECTION (IEC 61000-3-3:2013)
    1989/336/EEC : 1989 COUNCIL DIRECTIVE OF 3 MAY 1989 ON THE APPROXIMATION OF THE LAWS OF THE MEMBER STATES RELATING TO ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
    EN 60255-151 : 2009 MEASURING RELAYS AND PROTECTION EQUIPMENT - PART 151: FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR OVER/UNDER CURRENT PROTECTION
    IEC 61000-6-1 : 3.0 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 6-1: GENERIC STANDARDS - IMMUNITY STANDARD FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND LIGHT-INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTS
    2004/108/EC : 2004 DIRECTIVE 2004/108/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 15 DECEMBER 2004 ON THE APPROXIMATION OF THE LAWS OF THE MEMBER STATES RELATING TO ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY AND REPEALING DIRECTIVE 89/336/EC
    IEC 62116:2014 Utility-interconnected photovoltaic inverters - Test procedure of islanding prevention measures
    IEC TR 61000-3-15:2011 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 3-15: Limits - Assessment of low frequency electromagnetic immunity and emission requirements for dispersed generation systems in LV network
    EN 62116:2014 UTILITY-INTERCONNECTED PHOTOVOLTAIC INVERTERS - TEST PROCEDURE OF ISLANDING PREVENTION MEASURES (IEC 62116:2014)
    IEC 61000-6-3:2006+AMD1:2010 CSV Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-3: Generic standards - Emission standard for residential, commercial and light-industrial environments
    EN 60664-1:2007 INSULATION COORDINATION FOR EQUIPMENT WITHIN LOW-VOLTAGE SYSTEMS - PART 1: PRINCIPLES, REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
    IEC 60255-127:2010 Measuring relays and protection equipment - Part 127: Functional requirements for over/under voltage protection
    EN 61000-3-2:2014 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 3-2: LIMITS - LIMITS FOR HARMONIC CURRENT EMISSIONS (EQUIPMENT INPUT CURRENT <= 16 A PER PHASE) (IEC 61000-3-2:2014)
    IEC 60255-151:2009 Measuring relays and protection equipment - Part 151: Functional requirements for over/under current protection
    HD 60364-5-551:2010/A11:2016 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-55: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - OTHER EQUIPMENT - CLAUSE 551: LOW-VOLTAGE GENERATING SETS
    IEC 61000-3-3 : 3.0EN+(REDLINE+VERSION) ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 3-3: LIMITS - LIMITATION OF VOLTAGE CHANGES, VOLTAGE FLUCTUATIONS AND FLICKER IN PUBLIC LOW-VOLTAGE SUPPLY SYSTEMS, FOR EQUIPMENT WITH RATED CURRENT <= 16 A PER PHASE AND NOT SUBJECT TO CONDITIONAL CONNECTION
    IEC 60364-5-55:2011+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2016 CSV Electrical installations of buildings - Part 5-55: Selection and erection of electrical equipment - Other equipment
    IEC 60664-1:2007 Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems - Part 1: Principles, requirements and tests
    EN 50524 : 2009 DATA SHEET AND NAME PLATE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC INVERTERS
    IEC 61000-3-2 : 4.0 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) - PART 3-2: LIMITS - LIMITS FOR HARMONIC CURRENT EMISSIONS (EQUIPMENT INPUT CURRENT <= 16 A PER PHASE)
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