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Electricity grid connection rules for renewable energy

On 19 November 2019, the EU4Energy Governance Project held a Capacity-building Seminar on Electricity Grid Code Connection Rules for Renewable Energy Generators. The objective is to increase knowledge on EU and international practices for renewable energy grid connection. A guideline for setting up minimum standards and technical requirements for renewable energy connection was developed specifically for Belarus and presented during the seminar.

International experts and invited speakers from Hungary and Kazakhstan presented best practices and deliberated mechanisms of integrating such examples in Belarus. Participants discussed principles for grid connection rules for renewable energy generators, such as security, reliability, non-discrimination, optimisation (between efficiency and costs), emergency procedures, and institutional responsibilities for defining and adopting grid connection requirements for renewables. 

Participants in the seminar included representatives of the Ministry of Energy, SUE "Belenergo", RUE "ODU", Energy Efficiency Department of the State Committee for Standardization, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade, Renewable Energy Association and RES investors. This technical assistance activity is part of the EU4Energy Project, an EU supported initiative providing technical assistance to countries of the Eastern Partnership that seek to enhance their energy sectors with best practices of the European Union. In addition to Belarus, the Energy Charter Secretariat also implements this Project in Armenia and Azerbaijan.