DERlab is an association of leading laboratories and research institutes in the field of distributed energy resources equipment and systems, developing joint requirements and quality criteria for the connection and operation of distributed energy resources (DER) and supporting consistent development of DER technologies.

DERlab offers testing and consulting services for distributed generation (DG) to support the transition towards more decentralised power systems. Our various activities in research, pre-standardisation and networking are presented in our Activity Reports.

Our Vision:

to be the reference lab in Europe for the sustainable integration of Distributed Energy Resources into power systems

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Our Mission:

to perform tests, pre-competitive and pre-normative research, as well as training activities, supporting the transition towards more decentralised power generation

Our Activities


DERlab provides a platform for common research and knowledge transfer. The common publications and research outcomes of the DERlab network are actively disseminated.


DERlab supports the development of European and international standards by providing technical information and input to the standardization bodies.


DERlab is active in the national, international and intercontinental networks and events that discuss DER topics and aims at the establishment of a network of DER experts in the world.

Management Structure

DERlab GA Arnheim 2017
DERlab General Assembly in Arnheim (NL), 2017

General Assembly (GA) is the highest decision-making body of the association. In the GA each full member institute has a vote. Among the duties of the General Assembly, as explained in the articles of the association, is to decide upon memberships and to elect the Board members. The Board is in charge of the business operations.

Currently the Board of the Association has five members:

  • Prof. Ir. Peter Vaessen (DNV GL, Netherlands), Spokesperson
  • Prof. Graeme Burt (University of Strathclyde, UK)
  • Maria-Luciana Rizzi (RSE, Italy)
  • Roland Bründlinger (AIT, Austria)
  • Dr. Philipp Strauss (IEE, Germany)
DERlab Board in Brno (CZ), 2016
DERlab Board in Brno (CZ), 2016


The Office of the association is located in Kassel, Germany, and is coordinated by the General Manager (Dr. Diana Strauss-Mincu).

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