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).
New, high-capacity lines are required to bring the energy produced in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein to the consumers. The grid connection points Halbemond and Emden/Ost should therefore be connected in the future by a 380 kV line.
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, a particular focus is placed here on power from wind turbines. The share of wind energy in electricity production is therefore constantly 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 Bavaria in the south, TenneT has a special role to play in the energy transition.