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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Services in the Netherlands

We are responsible for managing the transmission grid, connecting electricity producers to the grid, transporting electricity and balancing the electricity supply with demand.

Administrator of the national high-voltage grid

The Dutch Electricity Act of 1998 defines TenneT as the sole independent administrator of the national high-voltage grid. As the only transmission system operator (TSO) in the Netherlands, we are responsible for managing the transmission grid, connecting electricity producers to the grid, transporting electricity and balancing the electricity supply with demand. 

System services

Continuously monitoring the electricity supply in the Netherlands and maintaining the equilibrium  between supply and demand.

Transport services

Maintaining and managing the high-voltage grid (110 kV and higher) in the Netherlands and investing in its infrastructure.

Market facilitation

Facilitating the electricity market and promoting an integrated market for electricity in North West Europe.

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Services in Germany

TenneT is the driving force behind the Energiewende, the transition to a sustainable energy supply in Germany.

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Security of supply

A secure and continuous supply of electricity is the key objective of our operations.

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TenneT in the electricity sector

TenneT is the sole transmission system operator (TSO) of the national high-voltage grid of the Netherlands. In Germany, TenneT is the biggest TSO among the 4 TSOs.

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