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 22,000 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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Schaltanlage Elsfleth West

The increased infeed of wind energy at and off the North Sea coast makes upgrading of the existing grid structure necessary. The 380 kV Elsfleth/West substation is an important building block in this process.

About the project

The energy transition is presenting Germany with new challenges: power which is generated in decentralised, distributed facilities is increasingly sourced from renewable energies. It is important to link the facilities together intelligently to ensure security of supply. Wind energy in the North is one of the most important sources of renewable energy. Lower Saxony, especially, produces more wind power than any other federal state. The increased infeed of wind energy at and off the North Sea coast makes upgrading of the existing grid structure necessary. The 380 kV Elsfleth/West substation is an important building block in this process.

Security of supply: the nuts and bolts

Security of supply is always in the foreground for TenneT. We can create reliable infrastructures for the increased power infeed from regenerative sources and the transport of energy from and within the region by interlinking our grid expansion with the development of renewable energies.

More uniform utilisation, higher transmission capacity

The 380 kV Elsfleth/West substation is planned to ensure uniform distribution of the load flows across the existing overhead lines in the region, which will ensure a continuous and therefore more secure power flow.

More information

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German language page

for detailed information on Elsfleth West substation

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Contact

Andreas Jaeger

+49 (0)441 9694 2795

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