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 24,500 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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We are TenneT

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TenneT wants to be an employer of choice in the European energy sector. Committed and dedicated people are key to our continued success and growth.

‘Empowered by You’

TenneT wants to be an employer of choice, creating one of the best places to work in the European energy sector. Committed and dedicated people are key to our continued success and growth. To fulfil our mission and commitment to society, we empower our people to perform, connecting their personal ambitions to our strategic goals. In return, we create a safe, healthy, stimulating and energising place to work.

We call this vision ‘Empowered by You’. It focuses on four areas: talented employees, inspiring leaders, a stimulating work environment and teamwork for excellence. In the rapidly-changing energy environment, TenneT needs to be responsive, anticipate developments and make faster decisions.

For more information about a career within TenneT, please visit: werkenbijtennet.nl or karriere.tennet.eu.



For TenneT, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is to create a sustainable future for all our internal and external stakeholders, since it stands for the social responsible business practices of a company balancing people, planet and profit.

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It is TenneT’s task to transport electricity safely, efficiently and with minimum impact on the environment. 

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TenneT continuously looking for innovations and opportunities to improve the level of CSR. We report on our CSR performance yearly.

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