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).
Dutch offshore grid
The Netherlands is heading towards a sustainable energy supply. Wind is an important source of sustainable electricity. Wind on land, and especially: wind at sea. The Dutch government has appointed TenneT as the offshore grid operator. This means it’s TenneT’s responsibility to ensure that offshore wind farms are connected to the onshore grid via the offshore grid to enable the use of the energy that is generated at sea. Construction of the offshore grid contributes to TenneT’s ambition to be a driving force behind the energy transition.
Offshore grid in steps
Roadmap between now until the end of 2023
- Net op zee Borssele
- Net op zee Hollandse Kust (zuid)
- Net op zee Hollandse Kust (noord)
Roadmap for 2024 - 2030
- Net op zee Hollandse Kust (west Alpha)
- Net op zee Ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden
- Net op zee IJmuiden Ver Alpha
- Net op zee IJmuiden Ver Beta
Fewer costs, less inconvenience
Several wind farms are grouped together in a wind energy area. The offshore grid ensures that these wind farms are combined as much as possible for connection to the national high-voltage grid. This means fewer cables and shore points are needed. That reduces costs significantly and is less disruptive for the environment.