ACM to visit stations of TSO TenneT after power outage
The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) will pay a visit to two high-voltage stations, Oostzaan and Hemweg, operated by Dutch transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT. At these locations, TenneT will inform ACM about the power outage that took place on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Large parts of the cities of Amsterdam, Zaandam and Landsmeer were without power for several hours. The purpose of ACM’s visit is to gain more clarity about the cause of that power outage.
Efficient system operation
ACM supports the objective of realizing an affordable, secure, and sustainable supply of energy. It regulates system operators, which enjoy a monopoly position in the transmission and distribution of electricity and natural gas. ACM’s regulatory regime ensures that tariffs are not higher than necessary, and it helps create a healthy investment climate.