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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Innovation

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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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: Mel Kroon, Urban Keussen, Ben Voorhorst, Otto Jager, Lex Hartman and Wilfried Breuer.

J.M. (Mel) Kroon (1957)

Chair Executive Board / Chief Executive Officer

Nationality: Dutch
Initial appointment: 2002

Other positions qualitate qua:
  • Chair Supervisory Board TenneT TSO GmbH
  • Member Supervisory Board EPEX SPOT S.E.
  • Chair Supervisory Board NOVEC B.V.

Other positions:
Restrictive arrangements according to Wet Bestuur en Toezicht apply
  • Member Supervisory Board TKH Group N.V.
  • Member Supervisory Board Ivy Infrastructure TopCo B.V.
Other positions:
  • Member Board Dutch-German Chamber of Commerce
  • Member Supervisory Board Coöperatie VGZ

U.T.V. (Urban) Keussen (1964)

Vice-Chair Executive Board TenneT Holding B.V. / Chair Board TenneT TSO GmbH

Nationality: German
Initial appointment: 2014

Other positions qualitate qua:
  • Chair Board TenneT TSO GmbH
  • Member Assembly ENTSO-E

B.G.M. (Ben) Voorhorst (1959)

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

Other positions qualitate qua:
  • Member Board TenneT TSO B.V.
  • Vice-Chair of the ENTSO-E Board
  • Member Supervisory Board NOVEC B.V.
  • Member Board Netbeheer Nederland
  • Member Board of the Netherlands Association for Energy Data Exchange (Nedu)
  • Member Cyber Security Raad
  • Member cooperation board TSCNET Services GmbH
  • Member Supervisory Board EDSN
  • Member Supervisory Board ETPA

O. (Otto) Jager (1970)

Member Executive Board / Chief Financial Officer

Nationality: Dutch
Initial appointment: 2013

Other positions qualitate qua:
  • Member Board TenneT TSO B.V.
  • Member Supervisory Board TenneT TSO GmbH

A.A. (Lex) Hartman (1956)

Member Executive Board (non-statutory Director) / Director Corporate Development

Nationality: Dutch
Initial appointment: 2008

Other positions qualitate qua:
  • Member Board TenneT TSO GmbH
  • Chair Board BritNed Development Ltd.
  • Director NLink International B.V.
  • Member Board FLOW – Far and Large Offshore Wind

 

 

W. (Wilfried) Breuer (1965)

Member Executive Board (non-statutory Director) / Director Offshore

Nationality: German
Initial appointment: 2014

Other positions qualitate qua:
  • Managing Director TenneT Offshore GmbH
  • Member of Cigré
  • Member of FGH-Verwaltungsrat

Rules governing the executive board

Rules governing the executive board (188 KB, pdf, 06/24/2016)

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