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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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 23,500 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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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. 



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

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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 42 million people.

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FCR documents

On this page you will find all documents related to Frequency Containment Reserve (FCR) regarding System Operations in the Netherlands. You can download these documents per document or altogether (zip-file).

FCR documents

FCR Allocation message (1 MB, pdf, 06/18/2020)

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Final Report FCR Pilot (1 MB, pdf, 08/14/2018)

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Example report prequalification test FCR (2 MB, docx, 08/14/2018)

Only available in Dutch

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EIC party code request (142 KB, zip, 03/13/2019)

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FCR Portfolio converter for allocation messages (2 MB, zip, 10/15/2020)

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Handbook FCR for BSPs (888 KB, pdf, 10/26/2020)

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Blank framework agreement (194 KB, pdf, 08/06/2019)

Currently only available in Dutch

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FCR awarding principles (344 KB, pdf, 11/21/2019)

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Services in the Netherlands

We are responsible for managing the transmission grid, connecting electricity producers to the grid, transporting electricity  and balancing the electricity supply with demand.

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Services in Germany

TenneT is the driving force behind the Energiewende, the transition to a sustainable energy supply in Germany.

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Security of supply

A secure and continuous supply of electricity is the key objective of our operations.

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