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).
Between now and the end of 2023, TenneT will realise 3,500 megawatts (MW) of offshore connections, in a standardised concept of 700 MW per connection. This will make an important contribution to the Energy Agreement signed in 2013.
The offshore grid transports wind energy generated offshore to the mainland’s electricity grid. This occurs from three wind energy areas in the North Sea. These are the Borssele, Hollandse Kust (south) and Hollandse Kust (north) wind energy areas. The government has designated these areas for generating more sustainable energy. Together the wind energy areas yield enough electricity for 5 million households.
- Energy Agreement 2013
- 5 x 700 MW = 3.5 GW
- Standardised concept
- AC connections (alternating current)
- 2019 700 MW Borssele Alpha
- 2020 700 MW Borssele Beta
- 2021 700 MW Hollandse Kust (zuid) Alpha
- 2022 700 MW Hollandse Kust (zuid) Beta
- 2023 700 MW Hollandse Kust (noord)
Platforms make up an essential part of the offshore grid. TenneT is building 5 identical platforms for the 2023 programme, to transport a total of 3,500 MW of wind energy to the mainland.
Standardising these platforms will produce a substantial reduction in the costs of development, construction and maintenance.