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

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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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Zuid-West 380 kV Oost

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment are cooperating with TenneT in working out a route for the new high-voltage line between Borssele and Tilburg. The line is necessary because the present high-voltage line no longer meets the requirements for a future-proof high-voltage grid. The line consists of two sections called Southwest 380 kV West (Borssele-Rilland) and Southwest 380 kV East (Rilland-Tilburg).

Facts

Planning

  • Ministry decision June 2017

About the project

The alternatives and variants submitted by regional stakeholders will be elaborated in the first half of 2016 and incorporated into the planning procedure for the South-West 380 kV East project (Rilland–Tilburg route). In addition, a number of existing alternatives will be updated in line with the prevailing legislation and recent developments.

Already examined alternatives that are no longer feasible due to the decision to use four 380 kV circuits will no longer be taken into consideration as part of the planning procedure. The alternatives will also be updated for the Rilland–Roosendaal Borchwerf line section, where no changes were made to the route in 2014.

All alternatives will then be assessed on various environmental and other aspects. In late 2016 or early 2017, the Minister of Economic Affairs will then select a new preferred alternative for the Rilland–Tilburg route.

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