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

Energy transition

Wind turbines and solar panels are the physical signs of consumers’ growing desire for clean, renewable energy.

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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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Statutory frameworks and legal status

Both in the Netherlands and in Germany, TenneT almost exclusively performs regulated tasks arising from our designation by law as a grid operator.

Our tasks

  • provide connection and transmission services
  • provide system services
  • facilitate the energy market

In performing these tasks, we are bound by statutory frameworks, such as the Electricity Act 1998 and the Electricity Grid Code. In the Netherlands, our compliance with legislation is overseen by the Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM); in Germany, the same is done by the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), the Federal Network Agency. TenneT is wholly-owned by the State of the Netherlands.

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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.