The Dutch energy sector – and therefore TenneT – is supervised by the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). The ACM monitors how we implement and comply with the 1998 Electricity Act, which marked the beginning of a liberalised gas and electricity market in the Netherlands.
The ACM ensures the conditions for a free market are met, such as free and equal access to the electricity grid. It sets the tariffs and conditions for transmitting, connecting and supplying electricity, including the discount to promote effective operations by grid operators. It also advises the Ministry of Economic Affairs on the appointment of grid operators, permits for suppliers and tariffs and tariff structures.
Once every two years, the ACM assesses whether grid operators are still meeting the overall demand for transmission capacity.
For more information, please visit the ACM website.
In Germany, the Federal Network Agency, “Bundesnetzagentur” is supervising TenneTs activities. The Agency ensures a non-discriminatory access to the grid. Like in the Netherlands, it sets the tariffs and conditions for transmitting, connecting and supplying electricity.
For more information, please visit the Bundesnetzagentur website.