Reference: E07-EQS-15-03

Towards Voltage Quality Regulation in Europe – An ERGEG Conclusions Paper

This conclusions paper presents regulators' recommendations on what they see as necessary revisions to CENELEC’s voltage quality standard EN 50160. The Report underlines the basic principles of the regulators' action on voltage quality, customer protection (as voltage disturbances can have heavy costs on customers, especially industrial ones), and maintaining or improving actual levels of quality. The report lists a series of actions to revise voltage quality standard EN 50160. A role is also suggested for the European Commission; labelling electrical products according to their behaviour on the occasion of severe voltage events like dips, and promoting research on voltage quality issues in the liberalised market.