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About us

WindGuard Certification is the second youngest company in the WindGuard Group. Nevertheless, with our 20 employees we have more than 100 years of combined experience in the renewable energy sector and more than 50 years of combined experience in certification. Starting out as a certification body and testing laboratory for grid characteristics, we have since gained accreditation for type and project certification.  In addition to lifetime extension for existing plants, which we gained after developing our method of load calculation with the support of experienced professionals from manufacturers and industry players. All certification services are accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS), and increasingly now also by the IECRE for international projects.

Range of services

WindGuard Certification offers a comprehensive range of testing and certification services:

  • Certification of electrical characteristics
  • Certification of power generation units (PGU) and components
  • Certification of power generation plants (PGP)
  • Type certification according to DIBt, EN/ISO 61400-22 and OD- 501
  • Project certification according to BSH, EN/ISO 61400-22 and OD-502
  • Site specific design assessment (SSDA)
  • Test laboratory for grid characteristics including Fault-Ride-Through (FRT)
  • Test equipment construction
  • Certification for lifetime extension
  • Other services and testing

Experience and Expertise

WindGuard Certification brings many years of industry insight, a great deal of experience and sound specialist knowledge of the relevant standards. You also benefit from the synergies and wealth of experience of the WindGuard Group. Within this group, we have access to know-how and expertise from a wide range of disciplines – including consulting, due diligence, site analysis, surveying and many more.

The national and international recognition of WindGuard Certification's expertise is also expressed in our membership to IECRE as well as numerous specialist committees that deal with the creation of certification and testing standards. Since 2018, WindGuard Certification has also been recognised by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) as a certification body (Prüfbeauftragter) for offshore projects.

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Our history of success

2021

Wind Guard Certification celebrates its tenth anniversary.
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2020

WindGuard Certification develops a new mobile fault ride-through (FRT) test device to verify the dynamic grid support of power generating units for connection to the low-voltage grid.

2020

WindGuard Certification develops a 12 MVA measurement container to perform fault ride-through (FRT) tests for the Korean grid.

2019

By the end of the year, the total grid connections certified by WindGuard Certification exceed a total connection capacity of 2.5 gigawatts.

2019

WindGuard Certification issues the first type certificate for a foreign manufacturer - for the wind turbine type Siemens Gamesa SG2.6-126.

2019

WindGuard Certification develops a new generation of 27 MVA measurement containers for performing fault ride-through (FRT) tests on wind turbines to verify grid stabilisation.

2018

WindGuard Certification issues the first PGP certificate for an energy storage (connected active power: 11,9 MW).

2018

WindGuard Certification starts operating the first 10 MW fault ride-through (FRT) container for measuring the electrical properties of wind turbines.

2017

By the end of the year, the total grid connections certified by WindGuard Certification exceed a total connection capacity of 2.0 gigawatts.

2017

WindGuard Certification issues the first type certificate – for the wind turbine type ENERCON E-70 E4.

2017

WindGuard Certification receives its first customer order in the field of project certification and is appointed certification body (Prüfbeauftragter) for the Global Tech I offshore wind farm.

2016

By mid-year, the total grid connections certified by WindGuard Certification exceed a total connection capacity of 1.5 gigawatts.

2016

WindGuard Certification issues the first PGP certificate for a combined heat and power plant (connected active power: 1,4 MW).

2016

WindGuard Certification adapts the fault ride-through (FRT) test system for proving grid stabilisation of generating units to the new revision of FGW TR3.

2015

WindGuard Certification completes the first type certification for a 3 MW wind turbine from a renowned manufacturer.

2015

As the world's first certification body for this service, WindGuard Certification is accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) for the lifetime extension certification of wind turbines after the end of their design life.

2014

WindGuard Certification introduces the Lifetime Extension Certificate for wind turbines.

2014

By mid-year, the total grid connections certified by WindGuard Certification exceed a total connection capacity of 1.0 gigawatts.

2014

WindGuard Certification is accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) for type and component certification of wind turbines.

2013

WindGuard Certification is accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) as a testing laboratory according to DIN EN ISO/IEC17025 for the field of electrotechnology.

2011

WindGuard Certification issues the first PGP certificates for a wind turbine (connected active power: 5.8 MW) and a photovoltaic system (connected active power: 8.4 MW).

2011

WindGuard Certification is founded to initially offer grid connection certification and wind turbine type certification.

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