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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SHE requirements

TenneT is committed to a safe workplace. We believe that safety is a joint effort and responsibility of TenneT and its contractors.

The TenneT General and Operational SHE requirements prescribes the applicable safety standards for all contractors and sub-contractors working for TenneT. The SHE requirements outlines the minimum expectations that contractors (sub-contractors included) shall comply with. Safety is of the highest priority for TenneT. We expect all contractors to comply with all our policies, rules and procedures set forth by TenneT, in order to achieve a strong safety performance. 

SHE requirements for contractors

TenneT has incorporated these safety requirements into the procurement process.

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General SHE requirements for contractors (167 KB, pdf, 07/19/2016)

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Operational SHE requirements for contractors - Onshore (104 KB, pdf, 07/19/2016)

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Operational SHE requirements for contractors – Onshore NL_EN (119 KB, pdf, 07/19/2016)

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Operational SHE requirements for contractors – Onshore GER (630 KB, pdf, 07/19/2016)

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Operational SHE requirements for contractors - Offshore (453 KB, pdf, 09/30/2016)

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Safety Guidelines

Guideline definitions and classification of SHE incidents (446 KB, pdf, 05/31/2016)

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Guideline incident reporting investigation and review (370 KB, pdf, 07/08/2016)

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Safety Leadership

Our safety performance must reflect our operational excellence. TenneT wants to be regarded as a safety leader, and we believe that all TenneT employees should assume the role of leaders by working safely themselves. We therefore invest in training programmes for our managers and employees.

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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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