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.

Superconducting cable in Enschede too costly

09/05/18 14:53:13 Innovation

Last year, TenneT investigated the possibilities of installing a 3.4km-long section of superconducting cable in the city of Enschede. Although a possible scenario with costs exceeding those of a…

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TenneT, The Mobility House and Nissan work together on stabilising the power grid

13/03/18 09:06:43 German Innovation

13 March 2018. The increase of renewable energies and e-mobility is creating a challenge for security of supply: the key is to coordinate power generation and power consumption and, at the same time,…

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Electric vehicles replace power plants to maintain supply-demand balance on high-voltage grid

21/12/17 09:55:00 Innovation

Owners of electric vehicles can put the surplus electricity stored in their car batteries to good use, while also generating income. With help from energy services provider Vandebron and using a…

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Europe's first blockchain project to stabilize the power grid launches: TenneT and sonnen expect results in 2018

02/11/17 13:36:49 German Innovation

TenneT uses decentralized home energy storage systems networked via blockchain technology to stabilize the power grid / First flexible use of energy storage provided by sonnen to stabilize the power…

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TenneT wins international communications award with Virtual Vision centre

11/10/17 12:57:58 News Innovation

The Dutch-German high-voltage grid operator TenneT has won the international CHARGE Awards for grid companies in the ‘Transmission Brand’ category. TenneT received the award at the CHARGE Energy…

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Gasunie to join North Sea Wind Power Hub consortium

13/09/17 11:00:00 Offshore Project Innovation

With Dutch gas grid operator Gasunie joining, the North Sea Wind Power Hub consortium – so far consisting of TenneT TSO B.V. (Netherlands), Energinet.dk (Denmark) and TenneT TSO GmbH (Germany) –…

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