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).
New, high-capacity lines are required to bring the energy produced in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein to the consumers. The 220 kV Emden-Conneforde line will therefore be replaced by a 380 kV 4-system line that is to be newly erected.
About the project
All German nuclear power plants should be shut down by 2022. Germany would like to sustain itself in the future without nuclear energy and produce energy more extensively from renewable sources. In addition to solar energy, Germany is relying in particular on power from wind turbines. The share of wind energy in electricity production is therefore steadily increasing. No other German state has as many wind turbines as Lower Saxony. Because the grid region of TenneT ranges from Schleswig-Holstein in the north to the Bavarian-Austrian border in the south, TenneT has a special role to play in the energy transition.