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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Metering responsibility

Metering activities may only be carried out by metering companies authorised by TenneT.

Tasks of metering companies

The liberalisation of the energy market means consumers can choose their own energy suppliers. They can also choose who measures how much energy they use. Metering activities may only be carried out by metering companies authorised by TenneT.

Tasks of metering responsible companies are:

  • to provide and install a meter that measures energy consumption
  • read the meter or collect the data remotely
  • determine and validate the energy consumption based on the measured data
  • transmit consumption data to network operators
  • periodically check and maintain the meter.

Metering companies (both electricity and gas) must meet certain requirements as described in the Metering Code (Dutch only: ACM). Their compliance is monitored by TenneT TSO BV, which grants recognition to metering responsible companies. Authorised companies are  listed in our metering (MV) register.

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MRP Register electricity

Register of acknowledged parties having electricity metering responsibility.

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History MRP Register electricity

History of the register of acknowledged parties having electricity metering responsibility.

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Metering companies

Every party that purchases electricity from the grid is responsible for measuring how much they take and disclosing this information to their grid operator.

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