Netbeheer Nederland – the Association of Energy Network Operators in the Netherlands
Netbeheer Nederland is since 1 October 2007 the association in the energy sector representing the interests of national and regional electricity and gas network operators in the Netherlands. Before then, network operators were organized in the section Network Operators of the federation EnergieNed. Network operators have two main tasks: they facilitate the smooth functioning of the market and they manage the physical infrastructure of the transport network.
Netbeheer Nederland promotes a dialogue with governmental bodies and market participants about the contribution network operators can make towards realizing a successful transition to achieving a sustainable energy supply. Netbeheer Nederland consults with the Office of Energy Regulation, NMa/Energiekamer, about how gas and electricity supply can be maintained and extended at socially responsible and efficient levels. Security of supply and safety are predominant considerations in this endeavour. In addition, Netbeheer Nederland organizes consultation between market parties on adjustments needed to facilitate the smooth functioning of the free market. On behalf of network operators, Netbeheer Nederland makes proposals for the adjustment of the legally established regulations and procedures for, among other things, the structure of network tariffs. Netbeheer Nederland also proposes the general terms and conditions for network connections and energy transport.
Board of Directors
Han Fennema, Enexis, President
Members of the Board
Annie Krist, Gas Transport Services
Michiel Kirch, Cogas
Ben G.M. Voorhorst, TenneT