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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Electricity producers

Electricity is produced from natural gas, coal and sustainable sources.

Netherlands

Electricity in the Netherlands is produced mainly from natural gas and coal. There are also a number of producers that generate electricity from sustainable sources such as wind, solar, biomass and ambient heat,although on a smaller scale.

The government has appointed TenneT as the operator of the Dutch offshore grid. As the offshore grid operator, TenneT can realize its ambition to facilitate the transition to a more renewable energy supply as laid out by the government. Read more about these projects.

Germany

In Germany, TenneT is contributing to the sustainable energy transition ('Energywende') by facilitating the connection of offshore wind farms in the North Sea to the onshore high-voltage grid.

 

 

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Grid operators

The electricity grid is installed, managed and maintained by the grid operators. The grid operators are also responsible for connecting customers to the electricity network without prejudice.

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Electricity traders

Traders buy and sell electricity at competitive prices, directly from producers, via energy suppliers or on the Amsterdam Power Exchange (APX).

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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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