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 publications

In its safety publications, TenneT provides an overview of the main safety issues affecting high-voltage pylons and lines, underground cables, electricity substations and construction sites.

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Safety Roadmap (interactive) (467 KB, pdf, 06/13/2016)

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Safety Vision (1 MB, pdf, 06/13/2016)

Safety Vision Download Download
Safety Regulations on a Building Site (1 MB, pdf, 05/19/2016)

Safety Regulations on a Building Site Download Download

Download SHE requirements

General SHE requirements for contractors (394 KB, pdf, 08/28/2017)

General SHE requirements for contractors Download Download
Operational SHE requirements for contractors - Onshore (104 KB, pdf, 07/19/2016)

Operational SHE requirements for contractors - Onshore Download Download
Operational SHE requirements for contractors – Onshore NL_EN (119 KB, pdf, 07/19/2016)

Operational SHE requirements for contractors – Onshore NL_EN Download Download
Operational SHE requirements for contractors – Onshore GER (630 KB, pdf, 07/19/2016)

Operational SHE requirements for contractors – Onshore GER Download Download
Operational SHE requirements for contractors - Offshore (453 KB, pdf, 09/30/2016)

Operational SHE requirements for contractors - Offshore Download Download

Safety Guidelines

Guideline definitions and classification of SHE incidents (446 KB, pdf, 05/31/2016)

Guideline definitions and classification of SHE incidents Download Download
Guideline incident reporting investigation and review (370 KB, pdf, 07/08/2016)

Guideline incident reporting investigation and review Download Download

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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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