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 around 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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Westküstenleitung

The new 380 kV west coast line is an important project for the energy transition and should in future collect the wind power produced on the west coast and transport it to the south.

About the project

Almost 1500 wind turbines with a total output of 3000 megawatts are already turning on the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein. This is more than twice than that ever produced by a nuclear power plant like Brokdorf or Brunsbüttel.  

The renewably generated coastal electricity is extremely important for the success of the energy transition in Germany. However, a majority of this energy must be transported to where it is needed in the large consumption centres in southern Germany. This will be especially true after the departure from nuclear power because, as of 2022, electricity will no longer be supplied from nuclear power plants.  

The existing power grid is not designed for transporting this coastal electricity. New, high-capacity lines must therefore be constructed. The new 380 kV west coast line is an important project for the energy transition and should in future collect the wind power produced on the west coast and transport it to the south.

More information

See the

German language page

for detailed information on the west coast line

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Contact

Peter Hilffert

Bürgerreferent

+49 (0)431 78028154

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Offshore Projects Germany

Our Offshore Projects in Germany

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Onshore projects Netherlands

Our Onshore projects Netherlands

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International Connections

Our International Connections

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