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 23,500 kilometres of high-voltage lines, we cross borders and connect countries.

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Offshore Outlook 2050

Already by 2030, the originally planned capacity of 15 gigawatts of offshore wind energy will increase to 20 GW.

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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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E-Insights

Our vision is to be one of the most transparent Transmission System Operators (TSO) in Europe and thereby creating value for society. In this Energy Insights section we present selected energy related topics and show data, information and valuable insights. 

E-Insights

E-Insights

Facts & figures related to TenneT facilitating the market can be found here.

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Company

TenneT is a leading European electricity transmission system operator (TSO), with activities in the Netherlands and in Germany. We strive to ensure a reliable and uninterrupted supply of electricity in our high-voltage grid for some 42 million people.

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News

All press releases and updates.

Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Solberg officially inaugurate NordLink by jointly pressing ‘digital button’

27/05/21 13:48:26 News Project German

‘Green cable’ for exchanging German wind energy with Norwegian hydropower increases electricity supply security from renewable energies / Chancellor Merkel: “NordLink is a milestone for sustainable…

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NordLink – the "green cable" – between Germany and Norway is now fully in operation

12/04/21 08:59:33 News Project Interconnector

Transmission system operators TenneT and Statnett take over the high-voltage direct current system for exchanging German wind energy with Norwegian hydropower / Successful completion of the trial…

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CrossWind and TenneT sign agreements for offshore grid connection

04/03/21 09:06:01 Project

TSO TenneT and wind farm developer CrossWind, a consortium of Shell and Eneco, have signed agreements for the construction of the offshore grid connection for the Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm,…

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TenneT scaling up transmission capacity standard to accelerate offshore wind deployment

18/01/21 10:22:53 Project Dutch

• New execution strategy prepares TenneT for drastic offshore wind expansion to meet EU climate targets • Innovative cooperation with market leads to 2GW transmission capacity standard • TenneT…

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Viessmann and TenneT launch first project for smart use of heat and electricity

16/12/20 06:55:29 News Project Innovation

Stabilising the German power grid with smart heat pumps / Climate solution provider and transmission grid operator launch ViFlex pilot project / Bundling heat pumps and electricity storage units to…

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Contract awarded for advanced cable connecting wind farm and converter station at sea

14/12/20 16:03:50 News Project Offshore Project

TenneT uses the further developed 1,200 square millimeters cable conductor cross-section offshore the first time / Cable with 100 kilograms per meter enables more efficient single connections /…

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