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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Safety Culture Ladder

TenneT uses the Safety Culture Ladder (SCL) as a tool to increase safety awareness and enhance safety culture. Not only within our own organisation but also for our contractors. The Safety Culture Ladder is a requirement in the selection phase of a tender as described in the 'Safety by Contractor Management' program.

Besides the Safety Culture Ladder-certification, TenneT stimulates contractors to acquire and fill out the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) and/or to execute a Reference Audit (SAQ+).

The Safety Culture Ladder is hosted by the NEN. The NEN is the Dutch standardisation institute. TenneT forms a partnership with the NEN for further development of the Safety Culture Ladder (internationally). Therefor all material can be found on the website hosted by the NEN: safetycultureladder.org. In case of questions, please contact us via safety(at)tennet.eu or use the form below.

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SHE requirements

TenneT has incorporated safety requirements into the procurement process. Read about it here and download the requirements.

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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