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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 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 22,500 kilometres of high-voltage lines, we cross borders and connect countries.

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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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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 41 million people.

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Minimum available hourly capacities for DE-DK West according to Joint Declaration and TenneT’s Commitment

According  to the Joint Declaration from the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utility and Climate and the German Economic Ministry in June 2017 on increasing the electricity trade between the two countries (see press release http://www.bmwi.de/Redaktion/DE/Pressemitteilungen/2017/20170614-deutschland-und-daenemark-einigung-auf-stromhandel.html and https://en.efkm.dk/news/news-archive/2017/jun/denmark-and-germany-agree-on-increasing-electricity-trade-between-their-countries/) and TenneT’s commitment towards the European Commission (see press release: https://www.tennet.eu/de/news/news/tennet-begruesst-entscheidung-der-eu-kommission-fuer-stromhandel-an-deutsch-daenischer-grenze/), the relevant Transmission System Operators of both countries, TenneT and Energinet, have agreed on the implementation of a joint countertrading program.

While Energinet and TenneT already met the requirements from the Joint Declaration since July 2017 for guaranteeing minimum available hourly capacities for both directions of the border DE/DK-West, TenneT needs to implement the additional demands from the commitment. Therefore, both Transmission System Operators have signed an extended agreement to support TenneT in meeting its commitments.

The minimum available hourly capacities are derived from both obligations. With respect to safeguarding system stability exceptions have been defined for reducing capacity guarantees. The minimum capacity applies for both trading directions in the day-ahead allocation. The table below shows the minimum available hourly capacities for the next periods:

 

Starting Date

Capacity according to Joint Declaration

New minimum available hourly capacity according to Commitment

01/2019

900 MW

900 MW

02/2019

900 MW

980 MW

03/2019

900 MW

1.060 MW

04/2019

1.000 MW

1.140 MW

05/2019

1.000 MW

1.220 MW

06/2019

1.000 MW

1.300 MW

01/2020

1.100 MW

[1.300 – 2.625 MW]*

01/2021

NA

*Capacity depends on the commissioning of planned interconnectors East Coast Line and West Coast Line.