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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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 22,000 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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New, high-capacity lines are required to bring the energy produced in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein to the consumers. The 220 kV Emden-Conneforde line will therefore be replaced by a 380 kV 4-system line that is to be newly erected.

About the project

All German nuclear power plants should be shut down by 2022. Germany would like to sustain itself in the future without nuclear energy and produce energy more extensively from renewable sources. In addition to solar energy, Germany is relying in particular on power from wind turbines. The share of wind energy in electricity production is therefore steadily increasing. No other German state has as many wind turbines as Lower Saxony. Because the grid region of TenneT ranges from Schleswig-Holstein in the north to the Bavarian-Austrian border in the south, TenneT has a special role to play in the energy transition. 

More information

See the

German language page

for detailed information on Emden-Conneforde

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Janina Schultze


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