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. 

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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 of a balancing area

Balancing and residual quantity allocation in the form of different time series and delta time series

The DSO must balance the balancing area completely (feed-in - output) and, in doing so, allocate the existing residual quantities to a balancing group using the DBA time series type. The administration and balancing of a balancing area is explained in detail in the presentation “Balancing area administration and balancing of the control area”

For this purpose, the descriptions in the following pages apply for correct balancing group entries and OBIS creation: Interpretation of the time series type DBA-DZR

The residual quantities in the balancing areas are determined by the DSO and BIKO.

The DSO uses the time series type DBA.

The time series type “DBA” is the difference time series of the DSO. The DBA (difference time series) is activated by the DSO using master data exchange with the BIKO and is filled with transaction data. These time series, too, underlie the general data exchange deadlines and therefore also the testing process of the BKV (balancing group manager). For the specifics of communication, see the points “Master data exchange” and “Transaction data exchange”.

The BIKO uses the delta time series type (DZR).

The time series type “DZR” is the delta time series of the DSO. The DZR is activated by the BIKO at the DSO and using master data exchange with the assigned BKV which is responsible for the balancing group. The allocation is done at the request of the DSO. A form signed by the DSO and BKV must be submitted to the BIKO for this purpose.

Form: Registration of a balancing group allocation for assignment of delta time series
Form: Deregistration of a balancing group allocation for assignment of delta time series

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

New with MaBiS 2.0 beginning from 01.04.2014 (MaBiS V2.0 chapter 4.4):

Please note the registration and deregistration process as well as the escalation process for the allocation of a balancing group for assignment of delta time series, which have been introduced with MaBiS 2.0. According to this a DZR-allocation has to be made to the BIKO at least 20 working days before the delivery month. Retroactive modifications will not be made. If you miss the deadline to submit a valid DZR-allocation, it will be announced to BNetzA according to the process.

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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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Presentation (551 KB, pdf, 07/10/2016)

Balancing area administration and balancing of the control area

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