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).
Services in Germany
TenneT is the driving force behind the Energiewende, the transition to a sustainable energy supply in Germany.
TenneT is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the high voltage grid that is used to transport large quantities of electricity in large parts of Germany. This grid functions as the “highway” of electricity transmission and connects to the lower-voltage distribution grids and to certain large industrial users. In addition, TenneT builds and maintains several cross-border interconnectors with neighbouring countries. We also play a key role in the implementation of the German energy transition. TenneT is responsible for connecting a large number of offshore wind farms and for a considerable share in building the onshore connection capacity that is required in this context.
TenneT operates the high voltage electricity system. Because electricity is hard to store, supply and demand must continuously be kept in balance. TenneT ensures this balance 24/7, 365 days a year.
Facilitating the energy market
TenneT's third task is to facilitate a smoothly functioning, liquid and stable electricity market, and to support the large-scale transition to renewables.
Services in the Netherlands
We are responsible for managing the transmission grid, connecting electricity producers to the grid, transporting electricity and balancing the electricity supply with demand.Read more
TenneT in the electricity sector
TenneT is the sole transmission system operator (TSO) of the national high-voltage grid of the Netherlands. In Germany, TenneT is the biggest TSO among the 4 TSOs.Read more