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. 



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

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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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All press releases and updates.

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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The corporate forum on sustainable finance gets involved

05/11/20 18:00:00 News

Almost two years after its launch at the beginning of 2019, the 22 European companies participating in the Corporate Forum on Sustainable Finance (CFSF) as part of their commitment to the…

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Successful Go-Live of German Balancing Energy Market

03/11/20 08:21:41 News

Flexibility in the procurement of balancing energy has been increased in Germany by decoupling it from the procurement of balancing capacity. On November 2nd, the balancing energy market has gone…

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TenneT wins prestigious FD Henri Sijthoff prize for 2019 Annual Report

29/10/20 22:45:00 News

We are proud to announce that our 2019 Integrated Annual Report has won the prestigious FD Henri Sijthoff prize for outstanding financial reporting. We are proud to announce that our 2019 Integrated…

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Open invitation for webinar: Electrons and Molecules – how to make it a love affair?

28/10/20 09:00:00 News Innovation

Many European Member States and the European Commission are in the middle of defining their hydrogen policies. Hopes are high that this new energy carrier will play an important role in reaching the…

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