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 around 23,000 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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Operation and usage

How does feed-in management work?

Why is feed-in management necessary?

With the aid of feed-in management from TenneT TSO GmbH, grid operating resources such as overhead lines or transformers are protected from overloads. Without feed-in management, sections of the grid could become overloaded during strong wind, leading to supply failures.

Feed-in management enables the optimal use of the grids for the incorporation of wind energy without also endangering the security of supply. The only alternative would be to stop the expansion of the system until the necessary grid reinforcement measures have been completed.

Technische Umsetzung:

Anlagen, welche sich direkt am Netz der TenneT TSO GmbH befinden, werden beim Einspeisemanagement direkt von der Netzführung über eine Prozessdatenschnittstelle (siehe Download rechts) angesteuert. Hierfür muss der Anlagenbetreiber eine technischen Einrichtungen gemäß § 9 EEG vorhalten, damit der Netzbetreiber die Einspeiseleistung reduzieren bzw. die Ist-Einspeisung abrufen kann. 

Information obligation 

Pursuant to the EEG, grid operators must inform plant operators about anticipated measures. TenneT publishes usage reports on feed-in management. The usage reports contain

  • the measure's ID 
  • the affected region subject to the feed-in management
  • the cause of the measure
  • the start and end of the measure
  • the levels invoked as well as the start and end of the respectively invoked level.

Further information

Forecast

See prospective feed-in management measures here:

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Reports

and up-to-date information can be found here:

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Prozessdaten-schnittstelle (62 KB, pdf, 05/08/2016)

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