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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Organisation

TenneT Holding B.V. was established to segregate our statutory tasks from our non-regulated activities. It is wholly owned by the Dutch Ministry of Finance.

Regulated activities

Virtually all of TenneT's activities are regulated. These activities are governed by relevant legislative and regulatory provisions in the Netherlands and Germany. Regulatory authorities, Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) and Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) oversee TenneT's compliance with these provisions. TenneT's regulated activities are managed on country level by two operating segments TSO Netherlands and TSO Germany.

Non-regulated activities

TenneT is involved in certain limited non-regulated activities, which help to ensure the energy market operates smoothly and efficiently, or are ancillary to it. As such, TenneT holds a 50% interest in BritNed, a merchant cable operator that manages the electricity interconnector between the Netherlands and Great Britain. TenneT also owns 100% of NOVEC and Relined; these companies manage infrastructure to send and receive broadcasting and telecom signals. Furthermore, TenneT (indirectly) holds a 17% share in EPEX Spot SE (EPEX), the NWE (including Great Britain) electricity exchange.

Organisation chart and structure

  • The Executive Board (EB) of TenneT Holding B.V. consists of the following members: Mel Kroon (CEO), Urban Keussen (Vice President), Ben Voorhorst (COO), Otto Jager (CFO), Lex Hartman (CDO) and Wilfried Breuer (Offshore).
  • The Board of Management of TenneT TSO B.V. consists of Ben Voorhorst and Otto Jager.
  • The Board of Management of TenneT TSO GmbH consists of Urban Keussen and Lex Hartman.

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Stakeholders

For TenneT, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is to create a sustainable future for all our internal and external stakeholders, since it stands for the social responsible business practices of a company balancing people, planet and profit.

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Strategy

We are passionate about our business and aim to deliver the maximum benefit for society in the most financially viable way for our broad range of stakeholders. 

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Our story

TenneT: Over 15 years of safe and reliable electricity.

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