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Positive lists

Positive lists give suppliers and manufacturers the opportunity to get an assessment of whether a generating unit or a generating unit component meet the requirements of Energinet’s technical regulations prior to concrete projects.

Distribution companies have the responsibility for administering the technical regulations of Energinet for the grid connection of generating units to the public power grid. In order to make the process for power grid connection of small generating units up to 50 kW more effective, positive lists are drawn up for generating units and generating unit components, which are assessed to comply with the technical regulations of Energinet. In this way the unit owner can avoid including the extensive documentation for the power grid connection of a concrete generating unit.

Positive lists give suppliers and manufacturers the opportunity to get an assessment of whether a generating unit or a generating unit component meet the requirements of Energinet’s technical regulations prior to concrete projects.

On this page you will find information about:

  • How a generating unit or a generating unit component can be included in a positive list
  • What do the distribution company use positive lists for?
  • What is the legal status of positive lists?
  • Positive lists.

How do generating units or generating unit components get included in a positive list?

Suppliers or manufacturers send the required documentation in accordance with the relevant technical regulation to positivlister@danskenergi.dk. On the basis of the submitted documentation, and on behalf of the distribution company, Danish Energy Association will judge whether the generating unit or the generating unit component have the necessary features and functionality. If these are assessed to be in order, the generating unit and the generating unit component will be included in the positive list.

The following documentation MUST be attached to the application for entry in a positive list:

  • Appendix 1 (B1.1) of the relevant regulation which can be found on Energinet's home page. The appendix will be used to check whether it is taken into account that the required features and the necessary functionality are present and documented.
  • CE Declaration of conformity. The declaration of conformity can be used to check which standards are used in relation to ensure an adequate quality of power.
  • Technical documentation which documents the responses given in Appendix 1 (B1.1).
    The technical documentation is used to verify responses given in Appendix 1 (B1.1)

What do the distribution companies use positive lists for?

When the distribution company receives a request for grid connection of a concrete generating unit, in the majority of cases they will base their approval of the concrete generating unit on the positive list, which is why the unit owner as a basic rule should not include extensive technical documentation.

If the distribution company estimates that there is a need for a more thorough examination of a concrete generating unit or a concrete generating unit component, they can obtain the documentation that has formed the basis for the Danish Energy Association’s assessment by contacting the Danish Energy Association.

What is the legal status of the positive lists?

Entry in a positive list is no prerequisite to obtain access to connect a generating unit to the public power grid, but merely a means to ease administration of connection to the grid for both the owner of a generating unit and the distribution company.

Entry in a positive list is not a formal approval of a generating unit or a power grid component. The assessment is only indicative, and a distribution company can therefore always request documentation in accordance with the relevant regulations in relation with specific cases of grid connection.