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. 

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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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Balancing areas

Process: "registration / deregistration of balancing area"

The affected DSO must report to the BIKO at least 4 months + 10 working days before the planned change / start-up This applies for the following activities in the context of balancing area changes.

This applies for the following activities in the context of balancing area changes. 

  • Start-up of a balancing area 
  • Termination of a balancing area 
  • Change in the responsible DSO in a balancing area (change MP-ID)
Form: Anmeldung Bilanzierungsgebiet (online & offline)
Form: Abmeldung Bilanzierungsgebiet (online & offline)

2. The DSO of the nearby balancing area confirms against the BIKO that all requirements for measurement apportionment of the balancing areas are fulfilled. (Email: biko-edm(at)tennet.eu )

Form: Bestätigung messtechnische Abgrenzung Nachbar-VNB

3. All requirements with regard to the BIKO must be met by 3 months + 10 working days before the planned change / start-up at the latest; otherwise, the implementation date will be delayed by at least one month. The BIKO announces the EIC and the corresponding validity date to the DSO.
4. The BIKO publishes the current balancing area list on its homepage and as well on the homepage of the BDEW 3 months + 10 working days before the planned change / start-up.
5. and 6. The DSO informs its further market partners regarding the planned changes / start-ups minimum 3 months before.

7. Announcement of a balancing area for assignment of delta time series: The balancing area for assignment of delta time series must be announced to the BIKO at least 20 working days before the delivery month. Otherwise an escalation process will be started (further details „Balancing of a balance area“)

Form: Anmeldung einer Bilanzkreiszuordnung zur Aufnahme von Deltaenergiemengen
Form: Abmeldung einer Bilanzkreiszuordnung zur Aufnahme von Deltaenergiemengen

Please send the signed form to biko-edm(at)tennet.eu or the following fax-number: 0921-50740-2420.

Publication of communication parameters:

The existing communications parameters have to be interchanged in advance (at least 3 working days before) to guarantee an automatically communication.

Form: Publication of communication parameters (Online- and Offlineform) 

Note: If it is only a matter of a change in the assignment of metering points of existing balancing areas and of the already communicated master data (also the assignment of delta time series), and nothing else changes, the BIKO does not have to be involved in the process. In cases of uncertainty, please direct your questions to biko-edm(at)tennet.eu .

EIC Identification numbers

EIC indentification numbers of the DSOs (71 KB, csv, 08/14/2019)

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EIC indentification numbers of the DSOs (159 KB, xls, 08/14/2019)

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Forms

Registration of a balancing area

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Deregistration of a balancing area

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Registration of a balancing group allocation (40 KB, doc, 07/10/2016)

for assignment of delta time series

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Deregistration of a balancing group allocation (40 KB, doc, 07/10/2016)

for assignment of delta time series

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Confirmation of measurement apportionsment nearby-DSO (145 KB, pdf, 07/10/2016)

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