Technical Guidelines


FGW (founded in 1985) began the development of technical guidelines in 1992 with the aim of establishing measurement procedures by which reliable and comparable data for wind energy plants can be determined. FGW has since represented the state of the art of these measurements by regularly revising the technical guidelines as needed.

 

Measurements procedures have been developed in three different areas: power curve measurements, noise emissions and electrical characteristics which are used as the basis for technical evaluations of wind power plants that are relevant to:

 

  • Federal emission control allowance concerning noise emissions (TR 1)
  • Economics of Wind Turbines and yield estimation (TR 2)
  • Grid connection allowance and electrical characteristics (TR 3)

The guidelines of the International Energy Agency (IEA) that have been established since the 1980s have left a lot of grey areas related to measurements and their evaluation. FGW guidelines, on the other hand, aim to establish transparent requirements and produce biunique results in which the measured data and the measuring body are independent of each other.

 

Measurements according to FGW can be carried out by all qualified measurement bodies. A report is typically prepared for the measurement which summarises the results in accordance with the requirements laid down by the Technical Guidelines.

 

The following list shows which revision of the individual Technical Guidelines is currently valid:

TG 1 - Determination of noise emission

TG 1
current edition: 18. ed.
date/review: 01.02.2008
available languages: german
notes: none
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chronicle:

 

editions: 13 (01.01.2000), 14 (01.07.2003) 15 (01.01.2004), 16 (01.07.2005), 17 (01.07.2006), 18 (01.02.2008)

TG 2 - Determination of power performance and standardized energy yields

TG 2
current edition: 16. ed.
date/review: 28.01.2010
available languages: german, english

notes: none
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chronicle:

editions: 13 (01.01.2000), 14 (01.03.2004) 15 (01.05.2008), 16 (28.01.2010)

TG 3 - Determination of the electrical characteristics of power generating units and systems in medium-, high- and extra-high voltage grids

TG 3
current edition: 24. ed.
date/review: 01.03.2016
available languages: german, english
notes:
Arbeitsdokument der FGW-Arbeitsgruppe “Prüfeinrichtungen”

Anmerkungen zur 3. Ergänzung der BDEW-Richtlinie

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chronicle:

editions:
13 (01.01.2000), 14 (01.12.20041 15 (01.09.2002), 16 (01.10.2004), 17 (01.10.2005), 18 (01.03.2006),
19 (14.01.2009), 20 (01.10.2009), 21 (22.03.2010), 22 (01.07.2011), 23 (01.05.2013), 24 (01.03.2016)

TG 4 - Demands on modelling and validating simulation models of the electrical characteristics of power generating units and systems

TG 4
current edition: 8. ed.
date/review: 01.03.2016
available languages: german, english

notes: none
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chronicle:

editons:
0 (01.09.2003), 1 (01.12.2004) 2 (01.11.2006), 3 (30.04.2009), 4 (01.10.2009),
5 (22.03.2010), 6 (01.05.2013), 7 (07.04.2014), 8 (01.03.2016)

TG 5 - determination and application of the reference yields

TG 5
current edition: 7. ed.
date/review: 01.01.2017
available languages: german

notes: none
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chronicle:

editions:
0 (01.07.2003), 1 (01.12.2003) 2 (01.03.2004), 3 (01.07.2005),
4 (01.06.2008), 5 (30.01.2003), 6 (24.02.2016), 7 (01.01.2017)

TG6 - Determination of wind potential and energy yields

TG 6
current edition: 10. ed.
date/review: 26.10.2016
available languages: german

notes:

FA WP-resolution of 19.05.2016 according to proposal from 04.05.2016

FA WP-resolution of 21.09.2016 – Appendix C is added to TG 6 Rev. 9

FA WP-resolution of 21.09.2016 – Appendix D is added to  TG 6 Rev. 9

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chronicle:

editions:
(01.03.2004), (01.08.2004) 2 (02.09.2004), 3 (01.11.2004), 4 (01.07.2005),
5 (01.05.2006), 6 (01.11.2006), 7 (10.09.2007), 8 (19.05.2011), 9 (22.09.2014),
10 (26.10.2017)

TG 7 - Technical guidelines for power generating units
Teil 7 - Rubrik A

TG 7
rubric A: general part
current edition: 1. ed.
date/review:  15.10.2010
available language: german

notes: none
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chronicle:

editions: 0 (01.06.2006), 1 (15.10.2010)

Teil 7 - Rubrik B3

TG 7
rubric B3: Gründung und Tragstrukturen bei Windenergieanlagen
current edition: 0. ed.
date/review:  01.01.2014
available language: german

note: none
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chronicle:

edition: 0 (01.01.2014)

Teil 7 - Rubrik D2

TG 7
rubric D2: State-Event-Cause code for power generating units (ZEUS) – Terms, classification and structuring of states, events, causes and measures for future assessments and improvements in operation and maintenance
current edition: 1. ed.
date/edition: 01.10.2013
available languages: german, english

notes: none
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chronicle:

editions: 0 (01.04.2012), 1 (01.10.2013)

Teil 7 - Rubrik D3

TG 7
rubric D3: Operation and maintenance of power plants for renewable energy, Category D3   
current edition: 0. ed.
date/free download: 01.01.2014
available languages: german, english

notes: none
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chronicle:

editions: 0 (01.01.2014)

Teil 7 - Rubrik D3, Anhang A

TG 7
rubric D3: Globals Service Protokoll (GSP) – Attachment A: XSD schema documentation
current edition: 0. ed.
date/review: 01.01.2014
available language: german, english

note: none
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chronicle:

edition: 0 (01.01.2014)

TG 8 - Certification of the electrical characteristics of power generating units and systems in low-, medium-, high- and extra-high voltage grids

TG 8
current edition: 8. ed.
date/review: 01.12.2016
available languages: german, english

notes:

FGW-Stellungnahme des Fachausschusses für Elektrische Eigenschaften

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link zu Formulare für die Zertifizierung

 

chronicle:

editions:
0
(30.04.2009), 1 (01.10.2009), 2 (18.12.2009) 3 (22.03.2010), 4 (15.10.2010),
5 (01.07.2011), 6 (01.05.2013) 7 (01.03.2016), 8 (01.12.2016)

TG 9 - Determination of high frequency emissions from renewable power generating units

TG 9
current edition: 1. ed.
date/review: 18.04.2016
available languages: german, english

notes: none
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chronicle:

editions: 0 (01.04.2014), 1 (18.04.2016)

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