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.

TenneT, Örsted, Uniper: More offshore wind power for the decarbonization of Germany as an industrial location

20/09/21 15:04:35 News German

Both partners are receiving further support from the transmission system operator TenneT Both partners are receiving further support from the transmission system operator TenneT Uniper, one of…

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SuedOstLink: Orders placed for converters near Landshut and Magdeburg

31/05/21 12:00:00 News Project German

50Hertz and TenneT’s direct current project reaches important milestone / Siemens receives order for converter stations 50Hertz and TenneT’s direct current project reaches important milestone Siemens…

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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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Transmission system operators submit second draft of network development plan 2035, Version 2021

26/04/21 12:44:20 News German

Input from consultation phase incorporated into Network Development Plan / Grid analyses for long-term scenario B 2040 confirm need for grid expansion / Stability analyses reveal considerable need…

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Offshore grid connection BorWin5: TenneT awards contracts for converter stations and cables

11/08/20 08:42:39 News Project German Offshore Project

The consortium of Siemens AG and Dragados Offshore S.A. has been awarded the contract for the construction of converter stations on land and at sea, while NKT HV Cables AB has been awarded the…

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Investments rising to EUR 4-5 billion a year in the next years - TenneT scaling up for European energy transition

31/07/20 08:45:00 News German Dutch

• TenneT invested EUR 1,408 million in the Dutch and German high-voltage grids in the first half of 2020, a 30% increase compared to the first half of 2019 (EUR 1,094 million). • Underlying…

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