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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Connecting to the Dutch high-voltage grid

The energy transition is driving new dynamics in the energy sector Europe-wide. This has prompted numerous organisations to consider entering the Dutch energy market. As a regulated organisation, TenneT has been assigned clearly defined statutory duties and responsibilities. Against this backdrop, we are committed to serving you to the best of our ability.

TenneT in a nutshell

TenneT manages the high-voltage grid in the Netherlands and large parts of Germany. From the places where electricity is generated, we transmit it to end-users over more than 22,500 kilometres of high voltage lines and other electricity infrastructure. Our onshore and offshore cross-border connections form an indispensable link between electricity producers and consumers in the Netherlands and a large part of Germany.

Customer Care Center

Our customers are important to us and we apply high standards to our customer service, which we constantly strive to improve. Our Customer Care Center is the first point of contact for all customer questions. We also have Customer Relations Managers acting as a single point of contact for customers in each region.   

Connecting to our grid

In the case of a new connection, TenneT will discuss the possibilities with you, and together we will explore, if necessary with the regional grid operator, what the best connection option is for your particular situation. We will then produce a technical plan for this, accompanied by an offer. After the order has been placed, TenneT will create the connection. As soon as the connection is delivered, it will be put into service. On average it takes 12 to 18 months to create a new connection to the high-voltage grid (in a situation where expansion of the grid is unnecessary). 

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Connecting to the Dutch high-voltage grid (2 MB, pdf, 06/12/2018)

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Customer contact

Customer Care Center: For customers of TenneT Netherlands only.