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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Vertical grid load

The vertical grid load reflects the sum with correct sign of all power exchanges from the transmission network in the TenneT control area via directly connected transformers and lines to distribution networks and end consumers.

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The vertical grid load should not be confused with total load. Locally produced energy, such as solar energy, is mainly fed directly into medium- and low-voltage grids and thus already covers part of the total load that is not covered by the vertical grid load.

While the share of renewable energies in total power generation is constantly growing, we at TenneT are responsible for maintaining the power balance at all times. This ensures a secure supply for our customers.

The vertical grid load is shown as a quarter of an hour average for the respective time. For example, 11:15 a.m. references the period from 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The diagram shows values from the operational measurement; thus, data updates are possible.

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Forecast & actuals wind

Forecast & actuals solar

Annual peak load

Grid losses