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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Electricity traders

Traders buy and sell electricity at competitive prices, directly from producers, via energy suppliers or on the Amsterdam Power Exchange (APX), now part of the pan-European energy trading market EPEX SPOT.

Traders buy and sell electricity at competitive prices. A number of suppliers and producers have their own trading floors, others outsource the process to external parties. 

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Programme responsible parties

At the end of every day, the programme responsible parties measure their actual electricity production or consumption and report this to TenneT.

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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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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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