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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 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 around 24,500 kilometres of high-voltage lines, we cross borders and connect countries.

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Already by 2030, the originally planned capacity of 15 gigawatts of offshore wind energy will increase to 20 GW.

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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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Our vision is to be one of the most transparent Transmission System Operators (TSO) in Europe and thereby creating value for society. In this Energy Insights section we present selected energy related topics and show data, information and valuable insights. 

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TenneT is a leading European electricity transmission system operator (TSO), with activities in the Netherlands and in Germany. We strive to ensure a reliable and uninterrupted supply of electricity in our high-voltage grid for some 42 million people.

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Ship adrift near TenneT platforms

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On Monday 31 January, a cargo ship was cast adrift by storm Corrie in the area where TenneT is building two transformer platforms (Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha and Beta) for the connection of the wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid that is being built by Vattenfall. TenneT is currently working on the Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha platform. Fortunately, the situation was safe for the 100 or so employees present and there was no need to evacuate.

Later on Monday afternoon, the adrift cargo ship collided with the Beta jacket (the foundation of the platform). No people were working here at the moment. As soon as the weather conditions allow, the situation at the jacket can be examined more closely.

During the design and construction of our jackets, scenarios are made for a ship of limited size to collide with the jacket. Further investigation will determine the impact of this collision.

TenneT will send a team to inspect the Beta jacket for any damage as soon as possible. Pictures will be taken from a ship. On the basis of this visual inspection, it can be determined whether further investigation by experts on the jacket itself can be safely performed. The visible and non-visible damage above and below water level must be fully assessed to determine whether, and if so what repairs are necessary.

At this moment we can therefore not make any statements about possible damage or the consequences for the delivery of the transformer platform Hollandse Kust Zuid Beta. We expect to need approximately two weeks to analyse the damage and make a plan for any necessary repairs.

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