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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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 around 23,500 kilometres of high-voltage lines, we cross borders and connect countries.

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Offshore Outlook 2050

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

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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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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. 



Facts & figures related to TenneT facilitating the market can be found here.

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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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Waiver of Rights in relation to outstanding Perpetual Capital Securities

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On 27 October 2015, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (“S&P”) revised the equity content that they have assigned on several corporate hybrids including TenneT's €500,000,000 Reset Perpetual Capital Securities issued on 4 February 2010 (the “Capital Securities”) to “minimal” (0%). According to S&P, the conditions under which the Issuer may redeem the Securities in connection with certain rating agency actions are no longer consistent with S&P's equity content criteria.

After reviewing possible courses of action and taking into account the interests of all stakeholders, the Issuer has decided to unconditionally and irrevocably waive its call right in relation to the Capital Securities upon the occurrence of a Rating Event (as defined in Condition 6 (e) of the Capital Securities) except as detailed in a Waiver of Rights, “Afstand van Recht” dated 11 December 2015.

This Waiver of Rights does not in any way alter or affect TenneT's right to call or redeem the Capital Securities under and in accordance with the Conditions upon the occurrence of a Rating Event other than set out in the Waiver of Rights or pursuant to any other provision of the Conditions.

TenneT expects S&P to promptly restore the "intermediate" equity content to the Securities as a result of the Waiver of Rights.

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Unless the context otherwise requires, capitalised terms used but not defined herein have the same meaning as assigned thereto in the Terms & Conditions of the Capital Securities (the "Conditions") set forth in the prospectus dated 4 February 2010 for the Capital Securities.

TenneT Holding B.V. Attention: Jeroen Dicker, Group Treasurer P.O. Box 718 6800 AS Arnhem The Netherlands

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