Tariffs in the Netherlands
Parties connected to the national grid in the Netherlands (regional grid administrators, producers and consumers) pay a connection fee to TenneT. This covers the costs associated with the installation, maintenance and replacement of a connection to the grid.
The connection tariff comprises two components:
- initial connection tariff
- periodic connection tariff
Initial connection tariff
The initial connection tariff covers the costs of creating the grid connection. It varies as connections to the high-voltage grid are tailor made.
Periodic connection tariff
The periodic connection tariff covers the costs of maintaining and, if necessary, replacing the connection. Parties with multiple connections receive a separate invoice for each one. The periodic connection tariff is a fixed amount that is updated once a year.
Transmission services tariffs
Every party that is connected to the national high ?voltage grid (regional grid administrator, producer or large industrial consumer) pays TenneT a transmission tariff for each connection it uses. The transmission tariff covers the costs of the transmission service.
Types of transmission tariffs
There are two types of transmission tariffs:
- the non-transmission-related consumer tariff (in Dutch: TOVT);
- the transmission-related consumer tariff (in Dutch: TAVT).
Non-transmission-related consumer tariff (in Dutch: TOVT)
The TOVT tariff covers the costs that are not directly related to the transmission of electricity. These are, for example, the costs of the administrative processing of metering data, the administration of the register of connections, and the billing costs.
Transmission-related consumer tariff (in Dutch: TAVT)
The TAVT tariff covers the costs of the transmission of electricity. This tariff consists of a unit price per kilowatt (kW). Depending on the number of hours during which the connected party uses the transmission grid (= operating time), a higher or lower tariff will apply.
TenneT charges the TAVT tariff to large industrial consumers and regional grid administrators directly connected to the Dutch high-voltage grid.
The transmission-related consumer tariff (TOVT) and the non-transmission-related consumer tariff (TAVT) are listed in the Tariff decisions below.