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).
To make sure TenneT can deliver a continuous power supply during the switch to renewable energy, we need to invest heavily in developing, reinforcing and expanding our grid in the Netherlands and Germany over the next ten years.
A reliable, modern and efficient grid
Our high voltage grid transports electricity over large distances, from producers to centres of consumption. These high voltage lines are the backbone of TenneT’s electricity supply system. TenneT operates an efficient, modern grid that delivers high quality against low transmission costs. The aim of our expansion projects is to continue providing sufficient grid capacity, both today and in the future. In this way, we ensure that critical requirements can be met and that the grid can reliably match supply and demand on the electricity market.
We are also preparing the grid for further changes in the energy market. We make it possible for locally generated energy from wind, solar and other energy plants to be fed into the grid. In order to avoid power outages, we are replacing and reinforcing old connections, building new ones, and constructing additional high-voltage stations.
Through expansions, upgrades and continuous maintenance, we are developing an infrastructure that is prepared for its future tasks.
Dutch grid transition to renewable energy
To enable the transition to renewable energy, in line with Dutch government sustainability targets, TenneT has started preparations to build an offshore high voltage grid (3.500 MW) along the Dutch coast, facilitating the connection between offshore wind farms to the onshore high voltage grid. This is likely to be finished by 2023.
Grid development map
To make sure TenneT can deliver a continuous power supply during the switch to renewable energy, we need to invest heavily in developing, reinforcing and expanding our grid in the Netherlands and Germany over the next ten years.To the map
What does it take?
The world around us is changing rapidly. The European electricity market is becoming more integrated and there is more electricity being transmitted across borders. Pushed by governments and the general public, there is a rapid transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, and increased focus on the need for European energy independence. At the same time, energy generated locally and by individual households is replacing demand for centrally-produced power. Consumers also become producers, or ‘pro-sumers’.Read more