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 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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E-Insights

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. 

E-Insights

E-Insights

Facts & figures related to TenneT facilitating the market can be found here.

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Company

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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Safety at TenneT

TenneT attaches great importance to safety. Every day, as an organisation, we are aware of the risks associated with our activities. TenneT wants every employee to come home safely, every day.

Our safety ambitions

In recent years TenneT has shown an enormous improvement in safety behaviour, including certification on step 3 of the Safety Culture ladder (SCL). However, safety requires constant attention and focus. And that is why we need to take further steps. Our safety performance reflects the quality of our business operations. Operational excellence can only be achieved through a broad, proactive, risk-based approach to our business activities and processes. We want to be recognised as an excellent safety performer.

Act safe, stay safe! That is TenneT's new slogan when it comes to our long-term vision on safety.

Safety Vision 2019-2022

We have translated our ambition into the Safety Vision 2019-2022.  This focuses on two closely linked pillars:

Safety Leadership
Safety Execution

To strengthen these pillars, we will also work on a strong foundation. In particular, the further development of Safety Leadership and our Safety Culture and the further improvement of the safe behaviour of our contractors must also lead us to SCL certification on step 4.

Roadmap

The Roadmap follows from our Safety Vision. On the basis of this, we show which activities we will undertake over the next four years in order to achieve our goals.

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Safety Vision (332 KB, pdf, 03/26/2019)

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Safety Vision 2022 (459 KB, pdf, 03/25/2019)

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Register now for the TenneT Safety Community Platform

TenneT now has an online Safety Community Platform on which we can share knowledge and ideas and have lively discussions on Safety. On the platform you can also find information about  the Safety Culture Ladder, Safety Performance and statistics. As Partners in Safety we can continuously learn from each other. 

To give you access to the TenneT Safety Community Platform, just send an email to safety(at)tennet.eu with the following information

  • Company name  
  • Name of contact person
  • E-mail address of contact person

You will receive an email with login information that will give you access to the platform. It is of course possible to register not only yourself, but all colleagues within your company for whom you think it is valuable to have access to the TenneT Safety Community Platform.

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Safety Leadership

Our safety performance must reflect our operational excellence. TenneT wants to be regarded as a safety leader, and we believe that all TenneT employees should assume the role of leaders by working safely themselves. We therefore invest in training programmes for our managers and employees.

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Contractor Management

Contractor management is a key element of our Safety Vision 2018. We want everyone working for TenneT to return home safely at the end of each day. TenneT wants to contract top safety performers to contribute to our projects. We are looking for contractors who take safety just as seriously as we do, and who apply the highest safety standards when performing their work.

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Life-Saving Rules

TenneT applies six Life-Saving Rules. These rules are intended to prevent fatal accidents, and are based on the safety standards applicable in the petrochemical industry and a careful analysis of past high-risk incidents at TenneT. TenneT employees or personnel working for our (sub)contractors should never feel pressured to risk their lives for the sake of the company. The six Life-Saving Rules empower employees to say 'No' and stop the work in any situation where a Rule applies.

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