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 2030

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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We are TenneT

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Senior Leadership Team

As we are operating the grid in both Germany and the Netherlands, working in a regulatory and political landscape that is increasingly European. On top of this, the energy system is in transition. In order to respond to these challenges and to benefit from the strengths of our company in both countries, we must set up our organisation in a way that our people can perform at their best and develop new ways of working. Therefore, from July 1st, we are working with a new Senior Leadership Team to future-proof our organization.

New TenneT leadership team per 1 July 2020

With the appointment of six new (Associate) Directors, TenneT's 22-strong senior leadership team is now complete. All Associate Directors and Directors will report to a member of the Executive Board, which consists of Manon van Beek (CEO), Otto Jager (CFO), Maarten Abbenhuis (COO) and Tim Meyerjürgens (COO). 

Sibylle Würthner will join TenneT as Director People on 1 July. Sibylle is an experienced HR Leader, who has worked for Siemens and Sasol at different locations across the globe. Sibylle has the German nationality and was raised in Sweden and Germany.

Vera Brenzel will start on 1 November as Associate Director Public Affairs & Communications. Vera  brings a wealth of experience in political affairs on energy and climate policy in Berlin and Brussels.  She is currently head of political Affairs of E.ON SE. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Vera has the German nationality and lives in Brussels.

Götz Görgen will start as on 1 July as Associate Director responsible for Digital & Process Excellence (DPE). He spent his career in different industries such as the energy sector, telecommunications, publishing and consultancy. Currently Götz is currently the Head of Business Transformation and IT (CIO) at Innogy SE - Renewables. 

Carlo Ottaviano will join TenneT on 1 September as Associate Director of Legal Affairs. Since six years Carlo has been general counsel of Hochtief Infrastructure GmbH, a European infrastructure business with technically highly advanced, long-term, large international projects. 

Earlier this year, Melanie Bunke (Customers & Markets) and Marjolein de Gorter-Manhoudt (Large Projects NL) joined the senior leadership team.  Melanie has her professional roots in the energy industry and Marjolein previously worked for Rijkswaterstaat. 




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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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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