Our key tasks

We are primarily tasked with providing power transmission services, system services and facilitating the energy market. Our core tasks follow from our appointment as grid operator under the Dutch 'Elektriciteitswet' (E-wet) and the German 'Energiewirtschaftsgesetz' (EnWG).

 

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Innovation

TenneT presents Hub and Spoke concept for large scale wind energy on the North Sea.

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Our grid

TenneT manages the high-voltage grid in the Netherlands and large parts of Germany. TenneT transmits electricity at 110,000 volts (110 kV) and higher. With over 22,000 kilometres of high-voltage lines, we cross borders and connect countries.

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Grid maps

Maps of our onshore and offshore high-voltage grid.

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Electricity market

The energy sector is developing rapidly. The process of European market integration began some years ago. Its purpose is to create a single European market that enables market parties to trade gas and electricity across national borders easily and efficiently.

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Transparency data

We provide transparency data on our operations on our Dutch and German transparency page and on ENTSO-E. 

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Procurement policy

When it comes to purchasing products and services, TenneT’s procurement policy is based on European laws and regulations, our own corporate policy and best practices in procurement management.

When it comes to purchasing products and services, TenneT’s procurement policy is based on European laws and regulations, our own corporate policy and best practices in procurement management.  Transparency and non-discrimination underline all our purchasing processes. Key aspects of our purchasing policy include:

General terms and conditions of purchase

We have set up general terms and conditions of purchase. Additional agreements may be concluded for specific products or services.

Cost of ownership

We strive to control and reduce the total cost of ownership, aiming for the ‘most economic offer’: an optimum balance between quality, cost and service life.

Encouraging free-market operation

We encourage fair and free operation of the market to ensure a sufficient and competitive supply of the wide range of specialized products and services that we purchase.

Purchasing contracts

Expenditure on products and services is covered by purchasing contracts, which are drawn up in a clear and professional manner. We enter into various types of short-term and long-term contracts and recognition arrangements. These are recorded in our vendor base along with those suppliers who meet our requirements.

Principles of Procurement

Supplier code of conduct (116 KB, pdf, 05/30/2016)

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General Terms and Conditions of Purchase (241 KB, PDF, 09/23/2016)

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Procurement procedures

TenneT follows various procedures when purchasing products and services. These are laid down in European law and in our corporate procurement policy.

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Financial reports

TenneT publishes integrated reports, including financial statements and key figures, on an annual and semi-annual bases that give an insight into our financial and operational performance.

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Safety at TenneT

TenneT attaches great importance to safety. Every day we are aware of the risks associated with our activities. TenneT wants every employee to return home safely at the end of each working day.

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