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 over 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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All press releases and updates.

TenneT increases offshore capacities to 5,332 megawatts - The 2017 North Sea wind harvest exceeds previous year by 47%

01/15/2018 06:50:09 PM German

TenneT has now achieved more than 82% of the Federal Government offshore-expansion target for 2020 / North Sea wind reaches a significant 15.9% of total wind energy generation in Germany / Maximum...

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European Cross-Border Intraday (XBID) Solution and 10 Local Implementation Projects to go-live in March 2018.

01/10/2018 04:33:24 PM Market

Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) and Transmission System Operators (TSOs) have announced the 13th March 2018 as the target date for the launch of XBID and the go-Live of 10 Local...

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Mel Kroon to step down as CEO of TenneT after 16 years

01/08/2018 11:04:30 AM

Mel Kroon (60) will step down as CEO of TenneT in the second half of 2018. TenneT's Supervisory Board has started the search for a successor to Mr Kroon, who will remain in his role until this...

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

12/21/2017 09:55:00 AM 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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Monthly figures (rolling annual total in GWh) for November 2017

12/18/2017 09:59:15 AM Market Dutch

Energy consumption, production, imports and exports for November 2017. Energy consumption, production, imports and exports for November 2017. Electricity consumption: 100.214Production:...

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Industrial issuers of €26 billion in green bonds pledge to double down on green financing

12/11/2017 07:00:00 AM

On the occasion of the Paris 2017 Climate Finance Day, nine of Europe’s largest industrial emitters of green bonds (EDF, Enel, ENGIE, Iberdrola, Icade, Paprec, SNCF Réseau, SSE and TenneT) publicly...

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