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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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 23,000 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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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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We are TenneT

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Executive Board

The Executive Board is responsible for the management of TenneT and the general conduct of the Company’s business and the group companies affiliated with the Company. The Executive Board consists of the following members: Manon van Beek, Ben Voorhorst, Otto Jager and Tim Meyerjürgens.

Manon van Beek (1970)

Chair Executive Board / Chief Executive Officer

Nationality: Dutch
Initial appointment: 2018

Other functions:
  • Chair Supervisory Board TenneT TSO GmbH
  • Chair Supervisory Board Kanker.nl foundation
  • Chair Board Giving Back foundation
  • Chair Board Refugee Talent Hub foundation
  • Member Supervisory Board Topvrouw van het Jaar

Otto Jager (1970)

Member Executive Board / Chief Financial Officer

Nationality: Dutch
Initial appointment: 2013

Other functions:
  • Member Board TenneT TSO B.V.
  • Member Board TenneT TSO GmbH
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Relined B.V

Ben Voorhorst (1959)

Member Executive Board / Chief Operating Officer
Nationality: Dutch
Initial appointment: 2006

Other functions:
  • Member Board TenneT TSO B.V.
  • Member Board TenneT TSO GmbH
  • Member Board Netbeheer Nederland
  • Member Cooperation Board TSCNET Services GmbH
  • Member Supervisory Board ETPA

Tim Meyerjürgens (1975)

Member Executive Board / Chief Operating Officer

Nationality: German
Initial appointment: 2019

Other functions:
  • Member Board TenneT TSO B.V.
  • Member Board TenneT TSO GmbH
  • Member Board TenneT Verwaltungs GmbH
  • Member Board TenneT Offshore GmbH
  • Member Executive Board WAB (Wind Energy Association Bremerhaven)
  • Member Advisory Board Offshore Wind Energy MBA
  • Member Board of Trustees German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation
  • Member Advisory Board Federal Association of Wind Farms Offshore
  • Board of directors FGH e. V. 
  • Board of trustees FGE e. V. 
  • Member of the German CIGRE Commitee

Rules governing the executive board

Rules governing Executive Board (174 KB, pdf, 12/10/2018)

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