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 22,500 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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Grid losses

Grid losses inevitably occur during power transmission and result from the difference between energy feed-in and withdrawal. They occur, for example, in the form of corona losses (electrical discharge which is often associated with a luminous phenomenon) or as heat losses in conductors or transformers.

Grid losses depend, among other things, on the current, the voltage, but also on the distance electricity has to be transported. The latter in particular will be reinforced by the energy transition, which will further promote decentralized and renewable energy generation.

If electricity is not generated in the immediate vicinity of the main consumption centers at the time of demand, it has to be transported – sometimes over long distances. This results in bigger grid losses compared to smaller quantities of electricity or quantities which have to be transported over shorter distances only.

Grid losses contribute to more than 90% of our CO2 footprint. We are increasingly working to reduce our grid losses while at the same time optimizing our carbon footprint.

...further data of the Energy Transition

Forecast & actuals wind

Forecast & actuals solar

Vertical grid load

Annual peak load