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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Gate instruction

All employees working in the Netherlands at TenneT high-voltage substations or construction sites or on electricity connections, as well as all visitors to such sites, must attend a so-called site safety instruction session where TenneT's safety rules are explained. Attendance is a prerequisite for admission to the site.

Prerequisite for admission

TenneT attaches great value to safety. We have therefore put in place specific rules that govern site admission and the performance of work at our operational high-voltage substations and construction sites and on our electricity connections. Attending a site safety instruction session is a prerequisite for admission at locations where TenneT is responsible for safety.

E-learning module

In the past, a TenneT representative explained the site safety instructions on-site to the visitor(s) or contractor employee(s). We have now developed for the Netherlands an e-learning module for this purpose.

The gate instructions explain the TenneT safety rules and rules of conduct. The instruction session must take place prior to departure for the site. Participants are required to watch an instructional video, followed by a test consisting of ten questions. Participants who have answered at least eight questions correctly receive a certificate by e-mail. The certificate is valid for a period of one year. The certificate also includes proof of participation which can be cut out and pasted into the safety passport (if the participant possesses such a passport). The employee or visitor must present the certificate or proof of participation to the TenneT representative upon entering the site.

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SHE requirements

TenneT has incorporated safety requirements into the procurement process. Read about it here and download the requirements.

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Safety Culture Ladder

A way to increase safety awareness and safety culture is to make use of the Safety Culture Ladder (SCL). The Safety culture ladder is a requirement in the selection phase as described in the 'Safety by Contractor Management' program.

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Life-Saving Rules

TenneT applies six Life-Saving Rules. These rules are intended to prevent fatal accidents, and are based on the safety standards applicable in the petrochemical industry and a careful analysis of past high-risk incidents at TenneT. TenneT employees or personnel working for our (sub)contractors should never feel pressured to risk their lives for the sake of the company. The six Life-Saving Rules empower employees to say 'No' and stop the work in any situation where a Rule applies.

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