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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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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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. 



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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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First steel cut for the offshore platform DolWin epsilon in Singapore - DolWin5 grid connection reaches important milestone

03/12/20 10:39:14 News Project Offshore Project

Start of construction for 11th direct current converter platform / Grid connection project with 900 megawatt capacity as a contribution to the energy transition / Completion of DolWin5 planned for…

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Update repairs COBRAcable

27/11/20 15:07:03 News Project

The COBRAcable is a 325 km long submarine direct current (interconnector) that directly connects the Dutch and Danish electricity networks since 2019. The cable allows import and export of renewable…

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“Greener” purchasing: TenneT and six other European transmission system operators make an appeal to suppliers

23/11/20 08:46:37 News

Open letter calls for switch to sustainable products and solutions / A clear signal encouraging the market to deliver more environmentally friendly products Open letter calls for switch to…

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TenneT-CEO Manon van Beek welcomes Offshore Strategy of the European Commission

19/11/20 16:16:35 News Offshore Project

“We have no time to lose” – Comprehensive framework for international offshore energy projects is needed as soon as possible / TenneT contributes its expertise and sets new offshore standards…

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Maarten Abbenhuis succeeds Ben Voorhorst as COO on the Executive Board of TenneT Holding B.V.

17/11/20 08:06:51 News

The Supervisory Board has nominated Maarten Abbenhuis as Chief Operations Officer (COO) on the Executive Board of TenneT Holding B.V., alongside COO Tim Meyerjürgens. Maarten Abbenhuis succeeds Ben…

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Coalition of NGOs, wind industry and TSOs pledge to work together for a sustainable offshore energy development

16/11/20 11:48:21 News

A Coalition of NGOs, wind industry and transmission system operators has joined forces today to cooperate on the sustainable deployment of offshore wind, while ensuring alignment with nature…

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