DERlab – Network of Excellence (NoE) of DER Laboratories and Pre-Standardization
Leading research institutes from eleven European countries have formed the DERlab Network of Excellence which is coordinated by Fraunhofer IEE (formerly iWES). The aim is to jointly develop criteria for the operation of decentralized electricity generators in the grid and to hence support the development of test methods and standards. The laboratory infrastructure is being expanded in a co-ordinated manner so that the facilities are complementary. The Association of European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories was founded at the end of 2008 and is based at Fraunhofer IEE in Kassel.